Dec 9, 2010

An Instant Runoff Top Two Primary!

I rewrote an earlier post over at Daily Kos.
It shows how easily the "top two primary" system used in Washington State and adopted for all elections could be improved upon for use in statewide elections.

This fits with my view that one election does not fit all elections.
It also shows that Strategic Election Reform's emphasis on the use of both winner-take-all(single-seated) and winner-doesn't-take-all (multi-seated) elections tends to favor two or three staged elections in place of what is commonly used to elect executives. The earlier stage(s) are winner-doesn't-take-all and the last stage is winner-take-all. This ethos also made me think about how we might reboot the Electoral College system, but that'll be for later!


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