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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Mon Jun 18, 2012, 12:12 AM

31. We should change our election system so we don't need to have this conversation anymore.

We expend significant energy on this subject that could be better spent on something else.

If we had a two-round presidential election such as in France this conversation would be meaningless. The top two from the first round go on to the 2nd round.

We would be free to vote Green (or whatever) in the first round and and then for Obama in the second round vs. the Republican.

Other forms of ranked-choice voting or instant-runoff voting are also options.

I had hoped the Democratic leadership would have seen the value in this after what happened in 2000 with Nader.

A lot of people think the whole political system is awash with money and is so broken that the Democrats are not much better than the Republicans on their issues.

So I think it's time to talk about changing the way we vote to allow for our Green friends to vote their conscience without having to worry about throwing the election to the bad guys.

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