Referendum on Alternative Voting Defeated in the UK

By: Friday May 6, 2011 7:30 pm

This week, voters in the United Kingdom went to the polls and decided strongly against a referendum on switching federal elections to alternative voting, or “AV,” also known as “instant-runoff voting” (IRV). From the BBC: UK voters have rejected a change to the voting system, a blow to Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg after heavy [...]

All Americans Agree: Our Politicians Suck

By: Wednesday May 4, 2011 6:17 pm

Pew is out with a new, very complex poll looking at the the diversity of American opinions across a broad range of issues. The whole thing is long, but worth a read. An aspect of the poll that really stuck out to me, though, is that one of the few things that Americans of all [...]

Tactical Voting: A Problem in the UK and the US

By: Wednesday May 5, 2010 2:12 pm

In the United Kingdom general election May 6, “tactical voting” has become a serious issue as prominent members of the Labour Party push for it as a way to “keep out the Tories.” It’s an issue in upcoming US elections, as well. Tactical voting is voting for someone besides the candidate you would most want [...]

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