In addition to the basic benefits of Approval Voting, doesn’t require any new ballots, balloting-equipment, or software, other than turning off the provision to detect and reject overvotes.
You’re invited to vote in a poll between 7 voting-systems at the Condorcet Internet Voting Service created by longtime Democracy Chronicles writer Michael Ossipoff
Progressive party platforms give us an idea of what it could be like, if we had democracy. But first we have to get democracy, and that’s what this article is all about.
So, how to vote? The best, appropriate and effective vote is to boycott the illegitimate elections and to demand verifiable vote-counting in big pro-democracy demonstrations all across the country.
It’s amusing how, when the subject of rigged elections comes up, some people equate “fraud” with “voter fraud”. Wrong. There’s another kind of fraud: Count-fraud. If you have count-fraud, you don’t even need voter-fraud.
People (at least the half who vote) evidently accept and believe in an election that is a “choice” between two candidates whom practically everyone strongly dislikes
With our elections’ unverifiable count-results, the elections are illegitimate. If we ever get democracy it will be by demanding verifiable vote-counting in pro-democracy demonstrations.
The most important, interesting and enjoyable part of the 2016 Presidential Poll is looking at the various parties’ platforms. That’s how you find out, from them, what they offer.
Progressives are right about the possibility of a split-vote when they vote for progressive parties if they worry about taking votes from a Democrat. But that doesn’t matter unless you think the Democrat is worth electing or any different from the Republicans.
Voting is only half of democracy. Equally important is open and honest media (something that we currently don’t have any semblance of). In particular, it’s necessary that the public aren’t being fed a lie about what other voters want or which politicians belong to viable political parties.