blake at condorcet.org
Tue Mar 19 18:09:49 PST 2002
Joe Weinstein wrote:
> By the way, usual PR presumes that voters want to be proportionally
> represented ONLY according to political party, not other criteria,
> including geographic proximity. That's as mistaken as the present
> one-rep one-locality fiasco. Also by the way, we would get much
> better 'PR' using PAV applied to individual candidates, not parties.
In a closed list system, people have to be represented by a political
party, but the political party can represent anything. It can represent
ideology, geographic region, race, height, or IQ. Parties generally
represent ideology because that is what people generally care about in
terms of deciding who represents them. But if we all were primarily
concerned about geography, then parties would represent geography.
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