The widespread use Plurality Voting System (PVS) is the reason we have unfair elections.

Election craziness

Here are reasons why we still use such a defective system:

Here are reasons why the Plurality Voting System is unfair:

Blend-O-Vote Plurality Voting


The Plurality Voting System fits Granholm's definition of the kludge perfectly:

How can we get rid of this unfair bias?

There is only one way to make this happen:

How does this work?

Independent Voting

Independent Voting

  1. The voter has 3 choices for each candidate: YES, NO, and ABSTAIN.
  2. The default if the voter does nothing is always ABSTAIN.
  3. On a lever machine, a three position control is used for each candidate (at right).
  4. Each paper ballot candidate has YES and NO check boxes.
  5. Checking neither or both check boxes is ABSTAIN.
  6. Computer ballots, like paper ballots, would have YES and NO buttons for each candidate.
  7. There is no interlocking of votes between candidates.
  8. Each candidate's score is his YES votes minus his NO votes.
  9. The candidate with the highest positive score wins.

With the Plurality Voting System, a vote with no YES vote for an office is not counted at all.

With the Independent Voting System, all votes except ABSTAIN votes are counted equally:

  1. The Independent Voting System does not unfairly favor any candidates.
  2. The voter who likes more than one candidate is not disenfranchised.
  3. The voter who doesn't like any of the candidates is not disenfranchised.
  4. The Independent Voting System selects the candidate who pleases the most people.
  5. The Independent Voting System lets a majority vote to stop an undesirable candidate.
  6. Third party candidates don't mess up the general election.

Thus, the Independent Voting System selects the candidate who pleases the most people, not the candidate most different from the others.