Techdirt Podcast Episode 98: Is There A Better Way To Pick A President?

from the election-fever dept

Well, today's the day. By tomorrow there will be a new President of the United States, and a large segment of the population claiming that they were robbed by the system. But immediate anger aside, that system is hardly above criticism: the Electoral College has had all sorts of unanticipated and often undesirable effects on democracy, and a wide variety of alternatives have been proposed. This week we discuss the question: is there a better way to pick the president?

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Filed Under: democracy, donald trump, election, hillary clinton, podcast, potus


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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 8 Nov 2016 @ 6:10pm

    Re:

    Single transferable vote
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8XOZJkozfI&index=5&list=PL7679C7ACE93A5638

    Some other videos worth considering are

    The problems with first past the post
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7tWHJfhiyo

    The alternative vote explained
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y3jE3B8HsE

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