Undressing the majority winner

DEMOREP1 at aol.com DEMOREP1 at aol.com
Wed Nov 11 17:27:12 PST 1998

Mr. Davis asked-

    If the "winner" of a three way (or more) race fails to get a majority of
people's votes, yet gets a plurality and is declared the 'winner', is he
legitmately the people's representative?  What if his other two opponents are
more similarly inclinded and together represent the majority of voters?

    Is this minority candidate truly the people's voice?
D-  Democracy means majority rule. Monarchy/Oligarchy means minority rule.
Plurality winners who do not get a majority of the people's votes are
oligarchial winners (i.e. oligarchs with strong tendencies toward being
monarchs) - Mr. Clinton for U.S. President in 1992 and 1996, Mr. Ventura for
Minnesota Governor in 1998, etc.   Thus, there is an absolute necessity for
the safety of the people to get rid of plurality election methods as soon as
possible (along with having recalls if even majority winners go powermad-
Nixon in 1972-1974, etc.).

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