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  •  Only in America (0+ / 0-)
    5 different voting systems will give 5 different results all less then optimal

    What stronger breast-plate than a heart untainted! Thrice is he arm'd, that hath his quarrel just; And he but naked, though lock'd up in steel, Whose conscience with injustice is corrupted. King Henry, scene ii

    by TerryDarc on Sun Jul 28, 2013 at 09:44:25 AM PDT

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    •  i once saw a PBS special on voting (2+ / 0-)
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      where they had an election for voting methods,
      and it was a nice way to show how any
      preference method would skew the results

      frankly I think preference voting schemes are best.
      A is my first choice, C is my second choice,  F is my third
      and wipe out the ones who fail and stack upwards
      but even that wipeout can produce different results
      depending upon how you do a wipeout.

      •  There is surely nothing sacred (2+ / 0-)
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        about the winner take all, primary, redistricting, two party crap we've got that produces a house of reps that should be a seriously reduced minority are found instead to be 235:200 (or whatever) Republican.

        What stronger breast-plate than a heart untainted! Thrice is he arm'd, that hath his quarrel just; And he but naked, though lock'd up in steel, Whose conscience with injustice is corrupted. King Henry, scene ii

        by TerryDarc on Sun Jul 28, 2013 at 01:19:41 PM PDT

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        •  i like having districts (0+ / 0-)

          but,  having a choice vote, where i can vote for 1st second
          third choice,  and they do some sort of rack and stack.

          •  Don't mind the districts (1+ / 0-)
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            but the gaming to put all the dems in one super heavily democratic district while diluting the remaining into safely repug districts leads to the undemocratic bs we've got that only votes to repeal Obamacare every week, seeking only to get re-elected and push their stupidity first agenda on America.

            We don't have a democracy: we have a travesty of democracy.

            What stronger breast-plate than a heart untainted! Thrice is he arm'd, that hath his quarrel just; And he but naked, though lock'd up in steel, Whose conscience with injustice is corrupted. King Henry, scene ii

            by TerryDarc on Sun Jul 28, 2013 at 01:36:17 PM PDT

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            •  the california redistricting to compactness (1+ / 0-)
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              worked out really well.

              nice rational districts, cleared out some deadwood,
              made everyone have a decent race.

              and the open primary, i think will create some interesting effects.

              I think the extremists will have a tough time
              with the jungle primary.

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