Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic on Bernie Sanders, Citizens United

During an interview on FOX Business Network’s Kennedy, Nirvana co-founder and bassist Krist Novoselic said he is concerned about the position Bernie Sanders takes on Citizens United versus the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

“You have someone like Bernie Sanders who stands in front of a crowd of 14,000 people and he’s disparaging the term ‘citizens united,’” Novoselic said. “Last I checked, citizens united--coming together--is a good thing.”

He added, “If you bother to read the decision and not just listen to what people tell you, you’ll see that Citizens United was really good for transparency and elections… free speech. If we repeal Citizens United, then you have a film like ‘Hillary: The Movie’ or Michael Moore’s ‘Fahrenheit  9/11’… you couldn’t show it on YouTube in a certain period before an election.”

Novoselic, who is the chairman of the FairVote organization, explained what “proportional representation” is and how more voters’ views would be embodied in a Legislature if the process were to be used.

“Proportional representation is where you have a shared representation, where you don’t have the single-member district that these elites make the maps,” Novoselic said. “They decide who’s a Republican and who’s a Democrat and then they skew the districts to benefit themselves.”

He added: “With proportional representation, you could vote for like three people depending upon what kind of system you’re using. Then the voters decide who gets elected. Most districts would have like two Republicans and one Democrat, or two Democrats and one Republican in a three-seat district.”

When asked if he still dreams of Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain, Novoselic said: “I do. And it’s beautiful. It’s just loving. You know when you lose somebody and you see them in a dream and you just feel all this love? It’s nice.”