[EM] Proportional Representation Systems I'd Support

Juho juho.laatu at gmail.com
Wed Mar 24 14:12:35 PDT 2010

Would it be possible to plant one's own candidates inside the  
competing parties and vote for them? Probably not in practice even if  
this was possible in theory.

Ability to influence which candidates of the other parties will be  
elected changes the nature of the system a bit in any case (=> more  
compromise oriented) (although such votes might not be very common??).


On Mar 24, 2010, at 9:16 PM, Raph Frank wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 6:14 PM, James Gilmour <jgilmour at globalnet.co.uk 
> > wrote:
>> No, it is not at all like MMP in that.  ALL the votes are party  
>> votes.  All the votes are used to allocate seats to parties and then
>> the votes within parties are used to decide which candidates should  
>> fill the allocated seats.  Importantly, all the members are
>> elected on an equal basis  -  quite unlike MMP.
> However, you are allowed to cross out a party member and replace him
> with a non-member.
>> No, because for every "cumulated vote" you must "strike out" a  
>> corresponding vote.  Of course, when it comes to the allocation of
>> candidates to seats, the cumulated votes do have a separate effect.
> Yeah, but it only has an effect after the number of seats per party is
> decided, based on the party votes.
> With MMP, if you win a local seat, you are guaranteed to be elected.
> This is ultimately what allows the decoy list mechanism to work.
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