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Response to CreekDog (Reply #9)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 09:34 PM

10. depends on how you view your vote

If you want to maximize your vote then the electoral college is a good method as a candidate with less votes can still win meaning your vote in theory counted more. I think the most sane solution is a graduated system where people vote for 1st 2nd and 3 rd choice. It would break the stranglehold of the 2 party system and once again the minority candidate could potentially win. Winner takes all popular vote sounds good but only if the winner is overall the most popular which isn't always the case. In 2004 Bush won the popular vote but had people voted for candidates ranked he would have lost to Kerry as he was not even the 3rd choice for most people that voted against him. There's been a lot of stuff written about different election processes and which ones are "best" for the individual voter. No system is perfect and more to the point no candidate is even running on making the system different so change seems really unlikely.

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