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During the last election several people here WISHED they could have written in candidate "B as in Bernie", but were so afraid of the consequences of a megalomaniac asshat becoming president that they ended up "holding their noses" and voted for candidate "C as in Clinton".

The problem with that is millions upon millions of people felt a seriously flawed candidate was being forced on them and they said, "screw it!" and just stayed home.

What do you think would happen if they could have voted by listing their three top choices in order of preference?  For example a theoretical ballot would look like this:

Hillary Clinton - Democratic Party

Gary Johnson - Libertarian party

Bernie Sanders - Write in

Jill Stein - Green Party

Donald Trump - Republican Party

Now lets say that you are a good "liberal", who is afraid of Trump.  Your ballot might be ranked like this:

Rank #1:  Jill Stein - Green Party  (You agree with her platform, but it would take a miracle for her to win)

Rank #2:  Bernie Sanders - Write in  (A few flaws, but he can beat Trump)

Rank #3:  Hillary Clinton - Democratic Party  (uhhhh... yeah... her...)

SOOOOOOO...

The votes are tallied and they come in like this...

Hillary Clinton - Democratic Party  = 9 gazillion

Gary Johnson - Libertarian party  =  5 gazillion

Bernie Sanders - Write in  =  8 gazillion

Jill Stein - Green Party  =  3 gazillion

Donald Trump - Republican Party  =  11 gazillion

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OH NO!  Trump won the election because them damn non-elitist progressives split the ticket!!!!!! [/ simulated Hillary screech]

BECAUSE...  Trump didn't have a majority of the votes, we go to the next stage...

In Ranked voting if a candidate wins more than 50% of the votes they win.  On the other hand, as in this example, if no candidate wins a majority counting continues to round two.

In round two, the candidate with the lowest number of votes is eliminated. All of the voters who had the eliminated candidate as their first choice will then have their vote count for the candidate they marked as their 2nd choice.

"WTF does THAT do?????" you might ask!

Simple...  we keep going through the process until someone achieves a majority of votes.

Sounds pretty good, doesn't it?

 

There is just three things stopping that all from happening:

1.  The Constitution.  The Constitution mandates an Electoral College.  Odd as it might seem, this is actually the easiest one to correct.  All that is needed is a law that members of the Electoral College from the subject state MUST vote in accordance with the common vote.  Secondly, after all of the state legislatures and Congress is full of Ranked Choice electees then you do the work to amend the Constitution to eliminate the Electoral College.

2.  The Republicans.  They will hate this idea because it takes away a LOT of their election leverage.  They know they are actually a minority and if there is a fair method of majority voting then they lose.

3.  The Democrats.  They hate the idea every bit as much.  It takes away their power and allows the electorite to "over rule" their corrupt bullshit.  They can STILL run a "Hillary", but if people aren't afraid of the "lesser evil" any longer, because the solution to that is intrinsic in Ranked Choice Voting, then they either change or die out with the rest of the DiNOs.

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BTW, before the pundits start yelling, "It will never work!" allow me to point out that it works perfectly fine in numerous locations across the nation and is one of the most common forms of voting world wide.  

I mean it is even the method that Robert's Rules of Order recommends, FFS!

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So what do we DO if the system is rigged AGAIN?

1.  Stop being insane.  If you insist on doing the same thing time after time expecting different results please stay home.

2.  Fire the incumbents who do not pledge to support the implementation of Ranked Choice Voting, refuse to elect replacement candidates who do not pledge to support the implementation of Ranked Choice Voting and make it so hot in the kitchen that they either comply or get the hell out.

 

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Comment by Arthur James on November 22, 2017 at 7:15pm

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Comment by Ron Powell on November 23, 2017 at 4:32am

"1.  The Constitution.  The Constitution mandates an Electoral College.  Odd as it might seem, this is actually the easiest one to correct.  All that is needed is a law that members of the Electoral College from the subject state MUST vote in accordance with the common vote.  Secondly, after all of the state legislatures and Congress is full of Ranked Choice electees then you do the work to amend the Constitution to eliminate the Electoral College."

Way easier said than done., but doable.

In places where it works, it's the way they started out.

That said, sweeping change and reform is desperately needed and a Constitutional Amendment may be the only way that could happen.

An Amendment should cover a good deal more than what you offer here:

Voter Registration

(Federal) Voter I D

Voting Dates and hours 

Campaign Duration

Campaign Advertisibg Rules

Campaign Finance

Etc...

Meanwhile consider this:.

Trump is considering putting the wingnut that wrote this in charge of the Census Bureau...

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We share wing nut Days...

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Comment by Safe Bet's Amy on November 23, 2017 at 3:10pm

Heh...  it tickles me that a proposal that levels the playing field for 3rd party candidates, while protecting "but we can't let HIM win!" ideology, is getting routinely ignored by everyone but Artie and Ron.  

Begs to wonder if an even playing field and reduction of the power of the duopoly is not what people REALLY want.  It is almost like they want it for everyone else, "but don't take away the power from MY party!" kind of thinking.

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