Mar 6, 2011

The US has a strong history of using Multi-Member State Legislature Elections!

is the title of a new post over at A New Kind of Third Party! But I spend less time on a history lesson and more time on the evidence that Arizona's 2-seated state house of representative elections lowered the percentage gain in the odds of a state-rep being a Republican vs a Democrat.

The moral of the story being that almost any alternative to the winner-take-all, first-past-the-post election rule used way too much in the US serves to prevent a small but highly motivated portion of our population from exerting way too much influence on the composition of our gov't.


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