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Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
The main problem with our system is that you can end up with one party having a big majority of seats despite getting well under half the total votes, although this doesn't intrinsically favour either of the main parties (it benefits the Tories now but it benefited Labour the same way in 1997). Another problem is that a party can get millions of votes but end up with hardly any MPs if those votes are scattered all over the country, like the Greens.

But we have nothing comparable to the stupidity of every state having equal representation in the Senate, regardless of population.
 

Leo

Well-known member
what's the argument against majority rules? in the US, some people complain that voters on the east and west coasts, where there are large population centers, would call the shots and people in "the midwest" (aka, flyover states) would be underrepresented. to which I say, too bad.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
what's the argument against majority rules? in the US, some people complain that voters on the east and west coasts, where there are large population centers, would call the shots and people in "the midwest" (aka, flyover states) would be underrepresented. to which I say, too bad.
I let myself get into a Twitter argument recently with this absolute galaxy-brain who claimed that, in the EU referendum, the collective voice of everyone in Scotland (pop. 5.5 million) should have counted the same as the collective voice of everyone in England (pop. 55 million).

Because they're both countries in the UK, and anything else would be unfair to Scotland, you see.

He kept telling me I was stupid for not seeing the obvious truth of this.
 

Clinamenic

θερμοδυναμικός καπιταλιστής
What do you all think of liquid democracy? We may end up moving in that direction with some of the stuff Lobby3 is working on.
 

mixed_biscuits

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I let myself get into a Twitter argument recently with this absolute galaxy-brain who claimed that, in the EU referendum, the collective voice of everyone in Scotland (pop. 5.5 million) should have counted the same as the collective voice of everyone in England (pop. 55 million).

Because they're both countries in the UK, and anything else would be unfair to Scotland, you see.

He kept telling me I was stupid for not seeing the obvious truth of this.
Thought experiment: 7 billion wireheads are stacked in a silo in Bracknell playing Lemmings 24/7 while the rest of the world's surface is inhabited by a solitary, roving Will Smith; should everyone get an equal vote on climate change policy despite the fact Will Smith knows more about it than everyone else put together?
 
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