Sunday, October 7, 2007

First-Past-The-Post/Winner-Take-All sometimes hands victory to the 2nd place party

One of the most disturbing aspects of our existing "Winner-Take-All" voting system is its tendency to distort voters' wishes so badly that sometimes the second place party among voters actually wins the election.

This has happened in six out of 10 provinces in recent times: Ontario, Newfoundland & Labrador, New Brunswick, Quebec, Saskatchewan and British Columbia.

Fair voting systems will fix this and ensure seat totals match the popular vote.

The people choose the government, not the system!

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