Bradley M. Kuhn

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I got curious when the last time there were this many candidates for the Republican presidential primary. I only had to go back on election. In 2012, there were 19. So, we're only at 14 at the moment!

I really wish they just throw all the primary candidates from all the parties (including third parties) into one big election with STV. Bernie Sanders might actually win that way. :)

Of course, this would require a major constitutional amendment.

A lot of the so-called Founding Fathers were against a two-party system.

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No hard feelings about that link, @wolftune . Wasn't going to get anything done today anyway. ;-)

Claes Wallin (韋嘉誠) at 2015-07-04T15:31:38Z

Yeah, single seat STV is really just IRV, which has serious issues. For multiseat constituencies it seems to me it should have something going for it. I can't see reweighted range voting happening in a proportional system any time soon. Would be happy to see more research in the proportional vote area.

Claes Wallin (韋嘉誠) at 2015-07-04T15:40:21Z

It's interesting to observe how internal party dynamics turn primaries into an informal asset voting system.

Claes Wallin (韋嘉誠) at 2015-07-04T15:41:41Z

A constitutional amendment wouldn't be necessary, as long as the result was rubber-stamped by the Electoral College.

Richard Fontana at 2015-07-07T04:09:52Z