PMP 10/8 Notes•Lijphart (“lip-heart”) reading•Plurality: the largest minority; just more votes than anyone else•In Canada, districts are called ridings•Majority vs. plurality•Swing district: so closely divided that it could go either way•Virginia is a swing state•Personal vote: candidate is local so should vote for him/her•Local issues w/ national implications•PR by party listoDistrict magnitude (# of seats): the larger the magnitude, the more proportional the representationoIt’s common for these systems to use existing admin districts or something like that (but based on population) oPp. 152: 2ndreason districtmagnitude is important: it varies greatly in PR systemsoParties in smaller districts are rewarded more b/c there are fewer
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Voting system, Plurality voting system, big national PR, par ty list, Pp. 145- look