# HOW OUR ELECTIONS ARE RIGGED

## An example of how the Plurality Voting System is unintentionally unfair

Imagine an election for a mayor in a town of 10000 where the voters decide their vote on Proposition X.

### UNFAIR (RIGGED):

• 6000 favor Proposition X.
• 4000 oppose Proposition X.
• Candidates A and B favor Proposition X.
• Candidate C opposes Proposition X.
• The Plurality Voting System is used. You must vote for only one.
• Because of election secrecy, voters don't know how many voted for A and how many voted for B, so they randomly choose.
Election Results   Total
Candidate A3049
Candidate B2951
Candidate C4000
• Candidate C wins.
• Proposition X loses.
• The will of the people is thwarted by the Plurality Voting System.
• A concerted effort by the majority to vote against Candidate C will fail because the votes are split.

### VOTE-O-MAT

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Clang ding Clang POCK
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### FAIR:

Now let's try it with a fair election system. The Independent Voting System is used as an example:

• 6000 favor Proposition X.
• 4000 oppose Proposition X.
• Candidates A and B favor Proposition X.
• Candidate C opposes Proposition X.
• The Independent Voting System is used.
• Vote on each candidate separately.
Election ResultsYESNOAbstain
Candidate A54494002549
Candidate B5951401336
Candidate C400059991

Election Scores(YES minus NO)Win
Candidate A+1447
Candidate B+1918 √
Candidate C−1999

Highest positive score wins.

• Candidate B wins.
• Proposition X wins.
• The will of the people is upheld.
• A concerted effort by the majority to vote against Candidate C will succeed because they will all vote NO on Candidate C.

### FAIR VOTE

No interlock
Vote on each candidate separately

### Is it RIGGED or FAIR?

RIGGED FAIR WHY
RIGGED FAIR WHY
Plurality Voting System (vote for only one) used * Independent Voting System is used Vote splitting among similar candidates
Unfair Voting System (Plurality or Ranking) used * Fair Voting System is used Majority can't stop unwanted candidate
Straight-Party Selection used † Straight-Party Selection abolished National candidate biases local race
Winner-Take-All Delegates or Electors † Proportional or district selection Political greed for power
Party Officials Select Delegates † The People Elect delegates Political greed for power
Primaries on different dates * Nationwide primary date Later voters can't change outcome
RIGGED FAIR WHY
Biased Press † Objective Journalism Wrongly Swaying voters
Biased Celebrities † Celebrities silent on politics Wrongly Swaying voters