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Ditch plurality voting system

Posted at age 28.

Our voting system allows one choice and crowns the candidate with the most votes, which inevitably leads to a two party system. Other systems can provide fairer representation while encouraging more participation among candidates and the electorate alike.

Excerpt from Looking for someone to blame? It’s not third parties:

Corporate media gives alternative parties just a tiny fraction of their election coverage. When we do get covered, smear campaigns and “spoiler” charges dominate the discussion. Incredibly, pundits justify our exclusion from the airwaves and debates by saying we aren’t a factor - yet after election day they declare us the most important factor.

Calling anyone outside the two-party system a “spoiler” with no right to run is anti-democratic. It suppresses political competition, discourages citizen participation in democracy and shields the toxic two-party system from criticism or reform.