[ExI] To vote or not to vote

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Fri Aug 19 09:50:17 UTC 2016

On 19 August 2016 at 10:09, Anders wrote:
> Isn't that a bit like saying the president is not your fault since you did
> not vote? Shouldn't you be working harder on making people or society what
> they should be?

It also depends on the voting system. Changing that might be the best option.

For example, in the UK 2015 election, UKIP won 12.6% of the vote and
only managed to get one MP into parliament. That is I out of 629 MPs.
The Green Party got 3.8% of the vote and also got one MP.

Under a proportional voting system UKIP would become the third biggest
party in government with 82 seats and the Green Party would have won

Unsurprisingly the two major parties don't want to change the system.


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