Do you ever wonder why you only have two candidates, from two major parties, to ever choose from? This video explains why, and hints about how we can fix it.
This video goes further into explaining a better system that still chooses one winner, but does so in a way that makes more candidates and parties viable. This creates a more democratic way of representing the true intentions of voters.
There are still some problems with the system described above. Nothing is quite as bad as your current winner take all ballots, but instant runoff or “ranked” voting is still not ideal. Lucky for us, there are even simpler voting systems described in our new post: score and approval voting!