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the Pacific Northwest.
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Have you witnessed – or voted in – a primary where 2-4 similar candidates share broad support, but because they split those votes, none actually win? That's called vote-splitting. It's endemic in US elections.
Who wins? Often, the most extreme candidates (why?).
And if you've heard the phrase "I'm not going to waste my vote," that's another endemic flaw in an outdated election method (why?).
These unrepresentative elections have become so common that we hardly notice, yet the impact is profound: elections don't represent the electorate. As a result, lawmakers and laws don't represent the electorate either.
There's a solution to vote-splitting and the "Spoiler" effect: approval voting. We're going to bring fairer elections to the Pacific Northwest, like Fargo did and St. Louis is doing.
Help make this happen: Join the low-volume mailing list (above) and say hello in Discord chat.
From @SeattleApproves on Twitter: we've started a casual weekly meeting on Thursdays at 5 PM. no need to RSVP - just drop by the Pacific channel in @ElectionScience's Discord (https://t.co/4HH5wusT6x) around 5 and say hi. text chat, video, and voice are all approved?— Seattle Approves (@SeattleApproves) July 10, 2020