29 Elections

We talk about elections: Voting rights, popular vote, jungle primaries, and more


The United States has what’s effectively a beta version of Democracy with a fair number of bug fixes. While other countries, especially New Zealand have moved on to Democracy 4.0.

New Zealand system:
– You vote for party, not person. Each party has candidate lists
– Each district is has more than one person in parliament
– It’s ranked choice voting
– Everyone who wins a seat, gets their seats
– Parties who don’t win enough seats to be represented get extra seats

Voting Rights

Presidential elections
– Electoral College
– National Popular Votes Interstate Compact

Jungle Primaries
– Open Primaries
– Top 2
– Top 4 with Ranked Choice


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