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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    Any Mouse, 8 Nov 2016 @ 1:13pm

    Range voting is the answer. http://rangevoting.org/ That plus redrawing election districts via shortest splitline to get rid of gerrymandering.

    Are there problems with both? yes. but they're boundlessly better than the current.

    The voting system must change to fix anything https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7tWHJfhiyo

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