Election Systems and Redistricting

Election Systems and Redistricting - Election Systems and...

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Election Systems and Redistricting (***) o Single-Member District First past the post Winner-take-all Only one winner person per district Favors 2-party system Small districts Problems Losers get jack Gerrymandering o Redistricting game o Proportional Representation Large victories More options May favor multi-party system Representation for minority groups Problems Hard to pass legislation o Why? Opposing opinions o Campaigns and Elections (***) Primaries: Closed o Voters must register for their party affiliation in advance Open o Any voter regardless of party affiliations can vote for their parties nominees Semi-closed o States may allow you to register as a member of that party, the day of the primary election Proportional vs. “Winner-take-all” Primaries Democratic primaries are largely proportional Republican presidential primaries are winner-take-all Primaries v. Caucuses Differences/similarities
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