Diagnosing the thriving Swamp that's failing America - Axios
Alternative Voting Systems - National Conference of State Legislatures
Approval Voting - The Center for Election Science
Approval Voting versus IRV - The Center for Election Science
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Range voting - Wikipedia
Ranked Choice Voting / Instant Runoff - FairVote.org
Ranked voting - Wikipedia
Redistricting - FairVote.org
Ranking Candidates Is More Accurate Than Voting - Scientific American
Top Four - FairVote.org
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The Election should be bases on a system where everyone's
vote counts equally, and where every State has an equal voice. Both of these
things need to occur. Gerrymandering needs to end!!
Two-Round Voting Systems are used by several countries, and US States. Basically, all candidates run against each other, unless any one candidate gets more than 50% of the vote, there is a run-off of the Top 2, as in France's Presidential Election, and as Georgia's 6th Congressional District.
In the 2016 Presidential Election, Hillary Clinton got 48.2% of the votes compared to Donald Trump's 46.1%, and Others got 5.7%. If you only give each State's Electoral College Votes to the winner of more than 50% of the votes, Hillary Clinton gets 182 Electoral College Votes (13 States, and Washington DC), compared to Donald Trump's 174 Electoral College Votes (23 States). There would be 14 States where neither candidate won more than 50% of the votes. 2,606,149 votes where given to Clinton or Trump, because they won the majority of the votes for that State. Hillary Clinton was given 996,774 votes from 7 States, and Donald Trump was given 1,609,375 votes from 7 States. To be clear, none of these 2,606,149 votes were actually "For" either candidate, and neither candidate won more than 50% of the votes for these 14 States.
The distribution for the total 7,804,213 "Others" votes not for neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump was 3,946,268 votes given to Hillary Clinton, and 3,857,945 votes given to Donald Trump.
Using a combination "For/Against" system would allow voters to cast their votes as a positive "For", or a negative "Against" a candidate. The more positive "For" votes a candidate has the more political capital he or she has. Winning through negative votes "Against" would indicate a marginal candidate and a marginal win!!
Gerrymandering: Crash Course Government and Politics #37 - CrashCourse
Gerrymandering: How drawing jagged lines can impact an election — Christina Greer - TED-Ed
Gerrymandering: How politicians rig elections - Vox
Data Science Can Solve Gerrymandering | Frank Evans - TEDx Talks
The algorithm that could help end partisan gerrymandering - Vox