[EM] Election-method reform bill in U.S. Congress

Erik Moeller eloquence at gmail.com
Thu Jul 6 17:31:55 PDT 2017

On Thu, Jul 6, 2017 at 5:08 PM,  <fdpk69p6uq at snkmail.com> wrote:
> it will still be two-party dominated compared to a single
> 435-member district

Are you suggesting that it should be a single 435-member-district? If
so, I would worry that it would reduce emphasis on local
party-building and campaigning, and increase fragmentation.
Fragmentation is a threat to stability/predictability especially in
systems that rely on parliamentary majorities to form the government
(see months of negotiations in the Netherlands to form a complex
coalition between ~4 parties), though it might be less damaging in the
context of the US presidential system.


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