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Balanced Voting

Politics in America has always been dominated by two major parties and often several others that are widely understood to not have a chance of taking power.  Is there some way to change this?

Articles in this series discuss several other ways we might vote that would encourage there to be a wider range of choices for voters.  The basic notion is that voters should be permitted to vote against any candidate just as they can vote for any candidate.  Several approaches to allowing this are discussed in different articles. 

Balanced voting (which is a term that unfortunately has been adopted, mostly in Europe with a completely different meaning) quite directly takes into account opposition to a candidate as well as support. This will often remove the advantage that celebrity candidates have. 

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1 Article 06/26/2014 A Parliament in Washington? (# of views) 11 11 Comment Count
2 Article 05/26/2014 What Might be the Best Voting System? (# of views) 9 9 Comment Count
3 Article 05/22/2014 What's Wrong with First-Choice Voting? (# of views) 4 4 Comment Count
4 Article 05/22/2014 Are More Political Parties Possible Here? (# of views) 3 3 Comment Count
5 Article 06/02/2014 What's Wrong With Instant Runoff Voting? (# of views)
6 Article 06/03/2014 Instant Runoff Balanced Voting (IRBV) (# of views) 2 2 Comment Count
7 Article 06/17/2014 Instant Runoff or Approval? (# of views) 3 3 Comment Count
8 Article 10/21/2015 Neither Positive nor Negative but Balanced Voting (# of views) 10 10 Comment Count
9 Article 11/09/2015 Approval Voting and Confusing Language (# of views) 2 2 Comment Count
10 Article 01/13/2016 Polarization is the Problem - and Balance is the Solution (# of views) 1 1 Comment Count
11 Article 02/16/2016 Self-Expression Versus Actual Effectiveness in Voting (# of views) 1 1 Comment Count
12 Article 02/19/2016 Range Voting (# of views) 1 1 Comment Count
13 Article 02/23/2016 Balanced Ration Voting (# of views) 2 2 Comment Count
14 Article 04/10/2016 Isn't IRV a Great System for Voting? (# of views) 10 10 Comment Count
15 Article 06/15/2016 Are Political Parties Consistent with Democracy? (# of views) 14 14 Comment Count
16 Article 09/14/2016 Counting Votes to Make Voting Count (# of views) 3 3 Comment Count
17 Article 09/30/2016 Who Will Win this Election? (# of views) 7 7 Comment Count
18 Article 10/07/2016 Who Will Win this Election? Part II (# of views) 1 1 Comment Count
19 Article 10/27/2016 Who Can Compete in Our Elections? (# of views) 3 3 Comment Count
20 Article 12/15/2016 Parties -- What Are They Good For? (# of views) 7 7 Comment Count
21 Article 12/15/2016 Parties -- What Are They Good For? (# of views) 7 7 Comment Count
22 Article 03/07/2017 Ranked Voting (# of views) 3 3 Comment Count
23 Article 04/06/2017 Instant Runoff - Balanced once Again (# of views) 3 3 Comment Count
24 Article 06/01/2017 Rethinking Which Voting System is Best (# of views) 8 8 Comment Count
25 Article 06/18/2017 Voter Emotions Matter (# of views) 3 3 Comment Count
26 Article 11/13/2017 What's Wrong with Approval Voting (# of views) 15 15 Comment Count
27 Article 11/27/2017 Can Less be Better? (# of views) 5 5 Comment Count
28 Article 02/15/2018 What is the Matter with Balanced Voting? (# of views) 20 20 Comment Count
29 Article 03/07/2018 One Man, One Vote (# of views) 13 13 Comment Count
30 Article 03/23/2018 Yet Another Balanced Voting Method (# of views) 16 16 Comment Count
31 Article 04/03/2018 Voting Systems in Action (# of views) 6 6 Comment Count
32 Article 05/16/2018 Arrow's Theorem and Overstatements (# of views) 4 4 Comment Count