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Alternative to Winner-Take-All Elections

The Winner-Take-All election system we currently have in the USA discourages third-party votes. It also tends to elect an individual for whom most people would not have voted if other choices were available. Winner-Take-All is inherently undemocratic. Approval voting is a more democratic form of voting insofar as a voter’s second and third choices are also relevant.  Fourth and fifth choices have less relevancy.  Not voting for a candidate has as much relevancy as voting for one does.  Note the order presented in this poll is randomized, i.e. every viewer sees a different order.  Take the poll to see who might have been our next president.

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p.s. I interviewed former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson and two-term New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson and have written about Dr. Jill Stein.