Hi:LOL, kinda funny example considering I have no clue about US sports. As I said "Proportional Representation" is the Irish voting system, much more democratic, every voter gets multiple choices for their vote and so if you utilize your votes properly, you at some point will vote for the winner, i.e. each voter has vote 1, vote 2, vote 3 etc, and so if your first choice is eliminated in the first count, the person you voted as second choice gets your vote then and so on,, makes it hard to get a large overall majority but is very fair voting system. Patrick
Actually, the word for what you describe is not "proportional" but is
called "culmative" voting. Launi Granuier ran into trouble when
nominated by Clinton to a top assistant AG posistion because she
I understand that Israel has a proportional system -- where each voter
casts a vote for which party they want. And each party has submitted a
list of candidates. The proportion of the vote the party gets
determines how many of the people on the list are elected.
Any time you introduce a district or borough system, the dynamics
change. There is a lot of debate about this in local electoral systems.
"At large" elections ["Select 5 from the following list"] are accused of
disnefranchising minority neighborhoods. [BTW, in various at large
elections, I tend to cast a "bullet" vote -- which increases its power.
Otherwise, your vote for your #5 person may be the vote margin of
victory of #5 over the person you consider #1].
All these issues are subject to discussion and all have advantages and
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