We Have a Representation Problem
America hates Independents. At least it gives that impression. Independents take just two of our 535 US Congressional seats. And only 20 of these outsiders sit among the nation’s 7,382 state legislators.
Yet, 40% of Americans identify as Independent. How could Independents be so underrepresented—by a factor of over 100?
Answer: Our vote-for-one Plurality Voting system suffocates Independents.
We need a voting system that lets you vote your honest favorites—always. Enter Approval Voting.
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To take this in, imagine Plurality compared to Approval Voting for the 1992 and 2000 US Presidential elections. (See figure.) How would you vote?