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Unformatted text preview: o 2/3 said economy was the biggest issue: they votes 53-44 for respublicans. o 73% said they were dissatisfied Voting in the American Political System -Our voting System is comprised of certain institutions. -These institutions are not the only possible choices. -These choices have consequences! The United States has Plurality Rule! -Whoever wins the most votes wins, even if the winner does not have a clear majority. -This means that the votes for losing candidates are wasted. -It also means that the Majoritys representation is exaggerated e.g. the electoral college. -The main alternative: Proportional representation parties are represented in proportion to their share of the popular votes. -Thus, if there were three parties (A,B,C) and voters voted A= 34%, B=33%, and C=33%, C would still get representation!!!...
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course POLI SCI 101 taught by Professor Moscardelli during the Spring '06 term at UMass (Amherst).
- Spring '06
- American Politics