STUPID ELECTION TRICKS

STUPID IDEAS PEOPLE HAVE ABOUT FAIR VOTING AND THE US VOTING SYSTEMS wham bam STUPID IDEAS PEOPLE HAVE ABOUT VOTER EQUALITY AND THE US VOTING SYSTEMS
PLURALITY VOTE IS "FAIR"

VOTE FOR ONLY ONE

Favors candidate most different from others

Favors extremists

APPROVAL VOTE IS "FAIR"

VOTE FOR ANY NUMBER

Some voters have more power than others

Favors centrists

RANKING VOTE IS "FAIR"

VOTE CHOICES IN ORDER

Your vote can elect candidate you dislike

Ranking can't know who you like or dislike

AT-LARGE VOTE IS "FAIR"

VOTE FOR UP TO n

Disenfranchises minorities using larger districts

Favors extremists

PLURALITY RUNOFF IS "FAIR"

VOTE FOR ONLY ONE - TWICE

Favors candidate most different from others

Favors extremists

WINNER-TAKE-ALL IS "FAIR"

WINNER GETS ALL STATE VOTES

Voters for losing candidates are disenfranchised

Favors extremists

INSTANT RUNOFF IS "FAIR"

VOTE CHOICES IN ORDER

Your vote can elect candidate you dislike

Ranking can't know who you like or dislike

RATING VOTE IS "FAIR"

RATE EACH CANDIDATE ON A SCALE

Often there is no clear winner

Favors centrists

PRIMARIES ARE "FAIR"

VOTE FOR ONLY ONE - TWICE

Favors candidate most different from others

Favors extremists

CA PRIMARY IS "FAIR"

VOTE FOR ONLY ONE - TWICE

Favors candidate most different from others

Your party can lose in primary

STRAIGHT-PARTY IS "FAIR"

VOTE FOR YOUR PARTY

Unfair bias against lower office candidates

Requires a primary election

LIST PROPORTIONAL IS "FAIR"

VOTE FOR YOUR PARTY

Candidate order chosen by party

Vote is for party, not candidate

Reasons why the above ideas are stupid are shown in small print like this.
 NOT STUPID: INDEPENDENT VOTING IS REALLY FAIR EQUAL VOTES 
VOTE ON EACH CANDIDATE SEPARATELY

Has no bias for or against any candidate.

Candidate entering or leaving race has no effect

VOTE YES-NO-ABSTAIN ON EACH CANDIDATE

No primary election is necessary

The number of candidates has no effect on outcome

VOTES ARE NEVER INTERLOCKED

No recounts needed - Revotes break ties

Tie votes are very rare

Reasons why the above ideas in green are not stupid are shown in small print like this.