[extropy-chat] Fahrenheit 911 - objective review?
Patrick.Wilken at Nat.Uni-Magdeburg.DE
Mon Aug 16 12:58:26 UTC 2004
On 14 Aug 2004, at 10:45, David wrote:
> We also use Preferential Voting. There is a quick explanation of each
> One of the benefits of the preferential system is that by listing your
> preferences in the right order you can make a 'protest vote' for a
> small party candidate while still having your vote count towards the
> major candidate that you dislike least.
It also stops the possibility of a candidate being a spoiler. The
concept is simply illogical under a proportional voting scheme. If the
US had proportional voting Bush presumably not have been elected due to
proportionally more Nader voters choosing Gore as their 2nd preference.
However, under a proportional voting scheme the overall landscape of
candidates would change. So Gore/Bush might not even be serious
candidates. I suspect both major parties would have to undergo major
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