our voting system

It seems to me that the current system of voting in the US is broken, or if not broken, it is at least undesirable. No one should ever win an election with less than 50% of the vote. There are many alternative voting systems out there, such as the instant runoff or the Borda count would give significantly more accurate results in terms of representing the actual preferenences of voters.

Unfortunately, vote reform is unlikely to happen any time soon because it would probably benefit democrats more than republicans, since alternative voting systems would allow people to vote for a 3rd party candidate, but still have a preference between the other two candidates if their first choice candidate does not win. Since voters who tend to vote for Green party candidates are often likely to choose a democrat over a republican, a different voting system would give democrats an advantage in close elections.

See this article for more information on alternative voting systems.


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