Detroit Regional Chamber

Detroiter: The Health and Future of Our Democracy Pundit Roundtable

January 06, 2020 Detroiter Magazine Season 1 Episode 1
Detroit Regional Chamber
Detroiter: The Health and Future of Our Democracy Pundit Roundtable
Chapters
00:03:16
Is Our Political System Actually Broken?
00:14:06
Are Plurality Elections an Outdated Form of Voting?
00:18:28
Ranked Choice Voting
Detroit Regional Chamber
Detroiter: The Health and Future of Our Democracy Pundit Roundtable
Jan 06, 2020 Season 1 Episode 1
Detroiter Magazine

Political strategists Katherine Gehl and Michael Porter claim that America’s political system is structured to serve the interests of the Democratic and Republican Parties, not the voters. They propose changing the way America elects politicians to eliminate party from the equation.   

Detroiter hosted a roundtable convening four Michigan-based political pundits in Lansing to dissect the possible implications of Gehl and Porter’s proposed changes to elections – ranked choice voting and open, nonpartisan primaries.   

At the table was John Sellek, founder and CEO of Harbor Strategic Public Affairs; Adrian Hemond, partner and CEO of the public affairs firm Grassroots Midwest; and Sarah Hubbard, principal at the government affairs and creative firm Acuitas.   

Brad Williams, vice president of government relations at the Detroit Regional Chamber, moderated the hour-long discussion on the political innovation being implemented around the country and the politics of elections. 

Show Notes Chapter Markers

Political strategists Katherine Gehl and Michael Porter claim that America’s political system is structured to serve the interests of the Democratic and Republican Parties, not the voters. They propose changing the way America elects politicians to eliminate party from the equation.   

Detroiter hosted a roundtable convening four Michigan-based political pundits in Lansing to dissect the possible implications of Gehl and Porter’s proposed changes to elections – ranked choice voting and open, nonpartisan primaries.   

At the table was John Sellek, founder and CEO of Harbor Strategic Public Affairs; Adrian Hemond, partner and CEO of the public affairs firm Grassroots Midwest; and Sarah Hubbard, principal at the government affairs and creative firm Acuitas.   

Brad Williams, vice president of government relations at the Detroit Regional Chamber, moderated the hour-long discussion on the political innovation being implemented around the country and the politics of elections. 

Is Our Political System Actually Broken?
Are Plurality Elections an Outdated Form of Voting?
Ranked Choice Voting