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The major virtue of each of the three systems I have suggested is the way they discourage the two party system by giving minority consensus candidates a real opportunity to win. With any of them, it seems likely that the two-party system would, in time, be replaced by a robust multiple-party system with a more active competition of ideas and maybe even better cooperation among our politicians.

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A short while ago I wrote another article on this ... by Paul Cohen on Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 6:25:56 AM
The system I'm advocating only needs TWO choice... by Bia Winter on Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 8:51:40 AM
Bia,Thank you for your comment.  I can see we... by Paul Cohen on Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 9:31:54 AM
The columns lined up nicely in my draft, but someh... by Paul Cohen on Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 9:38:34 AM
Indeed, my system ignores the negative, but by off... by Bia Winter on Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 3:12:02 PM
There is also virtue in providing an outlet for th... by Paul Cohen on Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 5:49:42 PM
I can certainly understand your point about a nega... by Bia Winter on Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 6:56:47 AM
Yes, in this case the two systems are exactly equi... by Paul Cohen on Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 12:37:55 PM
and most electoral systems junkies soundly reject ... by June Genis on Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 2:56:21 PM
Borda uses ranked voting for all candidates.Which ... by Bia Winter on Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 3:23:12 PM
Thank you for putting a name on it, though I was n... by Paul Cohen on Monday, Sep 17, 2012 at 5:30:52 PM
Something I find hard to rationalize with the syst... by Paul Cohen on Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 6:13:28 AM
I chose 1 and 2 points because it seemed the simpl... by Bia Winter on Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 7:07:35 AM
Yes, we both have as an objective to increase the ... by Paul Cohen on Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012 at 8:22:01 AM
Clearly the Big Two don't want this sort of electi... by Bia Winter on Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012 at 9:02:28 AM