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zacherystaylor Donating Member (97 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-22-11 11:09 AM
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3. Instant run-off elections
What you called "preferential voting" sounds like what some people have called Instant run-off elections; there have been some experiments with this in the past. I'm sure they had some problems; however I suspect these can be overcome and a sincere look at past efforts would help to overcome these problems. This would do a lot to enable lessor known parties to have a chance and it would break the duopoly we now have with the Democratic and Republican parties which are both controlled by the corporations. this is why they don't mention it and if necessary may attempt to ridicule or dismiss it.

It will be up to the public to stand up to the current politicians that try to demonize Instant run-off elections but if we do it will be worth it. I mentioned this and a few other ideas in the blog cited on the opening post if anyone is interested.
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