Tuesday, August 2, 2016

To My Smarter Friends

Ok I admit I am kinda dumb when it comes to this.

But as I was looking at the ballot for Missouri Governor,  Why is it there can be multiple Democratic and Republican candidates running?

Why does it not work the same way for the presidency?

Why even within the crappy two party system (At least what the media acknowledges) do we get only two choices?

1 comment:

The Ambivalante said...

The state of MO opted for a closed primary system which means you have to choose party affiliation, then vote.

The most progressive option is what SF does. First and second choices are tallied. With ranked-choice voting, if a candidate receives a majority (50%+1) of the first-choice votes cast for that office, that candidate will be elected. However, if no candidate receives a majority of the first-choice votes cast, an elimination process will begin.

The candidate who received the fewest first-choice votes will be eliminated. Next, each vote cast for that candidate will be transferred to the voter’s next-ranked choice among the remaining candidates. This elimination process will continue until one candidate receives a majority and is deemed the winner.

That should be the deal. Won't happen in heavily GOP-gerrymandered MO.