The beauty of proxy voting

I watched the Wyoming legislature hold a virtual session today, and it went pretty smoothly.  The small glitches are easily corrected.  We’ll see more and more of this, and on balance that’s a good thing.

In Washington D.C. or at a state capitol a lawmaker is surrounded by staff and lobbyists, and is far from the voters who elected him.  In a virtual session, he’s at home with his family, neighbors and voters.  They should be the ones influencing him.  Not the special interests that congregate around the capitol.

This is especially true of Congress.  The more time a Congressman spends with the people who elected him, and the less time surrounded by lobbyists, the better.

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