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Best election methods

What are the best election methods? Pick all that apply...
What are the best election methods?
Borda
Condorcet
Approval
Range
IRV
Plurality
Bucklin
What's better, then, Proportional Representation or single member districts?
PR
Single member districts
Additional member
What's better, the Parliamentary (prime minister) system or the directly elected executive (presidentail) system?
Parliamentary
Directly elected executive
And what's the best proportional method?
Single transferrable vote
Closed party list
Open party list
Additional member
CPO-STV (a Condorcet variant of STV)
PAV (a rather complicated proportional method that reduces to approval in single-member elections)
PRV (Same thing, except for range)
So, why don't third parties win in the US?
Obviously it's because everyone like Republicans and democrats so much
The voting system, since countries that don't have ones like ours usually have more than two parties
Because people are stupid
Because people don't care about our government
If a third party had good ideas, it could win! Even though it's been tried before, and then if they start winning anything the two parties pay people lip service and the movement falls apart.
What's a third party?
So, why does the plurality system always end up with two parties?
Easy: 1 vote for two choices, and 1 vote for 10 choices. The system was designed only to pick between two, and it's obvious that people are going to vote tactically
Because there are only two possible political beliefs in the world
What's a part?
This poll was created on 2006-06-16 20:01:28 by Watermark