Auros (auros) wrote,

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NO on Prop 62

My friend Marc LeBlanc, a member of the Citizens for Approval Voting group, has posted an analysis of the electoral method proposed in Proposition 62, based on our discussions of the method over the last week.

I probably will be skimming over that one fairly quickly tomorrow night, because I've been pretty well convinced that it will hinder more than help, in terms of achieving real electoral reform; if parties exercise discipline in only letting one candidate on the primary ballot, this reduces the voice of the rank-and-file party members; and if not, we'll eventually see a spoiler scenario, which will lead to backlash against the idea of electoral reform, since it will be hard to get across to the average voter that not all changes from the "default" of Plurality are created equal.

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