Maine: The Beta testers of the USA



  • Don't worry guys, here in Maine, we already know what it's like to have an incredibly unpopular leader. It wont be the end of the world and will be interesting in the senate.

    Meanwhile, we just voted in Ranked Choice Voting for things like governor!


  • sockdevs

    @mrguyorama said in Maine: The Beta testers of the USA:

    Meanwhile, we just voted in Ranked Choice Voting for things like governor!

    may the days of having our leadership win the election on a minortity of voters be well and truly over.....

    now if we can just get rid of the flipping electoral colege and make the national levels ranked choice too....



  • @accalia Turns out we are trying to rule lawyer our way out of that too:


  • sockdevs

    @mrguyorama well then...... more power too them, but with only a single vote and no ranked choice we're still stuck with a two party system and have only eliminated the electoral college's impact on the vote, not actually fixed the underlying problem of first past the post voting.



  • @accalia HIlariously, the whole joke of the electoral college is that if we keep it, we can change voting to be however the fuck we want without writing any legislation, and then just pledge the electoral college voters to the "Winning" candidate


  • sockdevs

    @mrguyorama said in Maine: The Beta testers of the USA:

    @accalia HIlariously, the whole joke of the electoral college is that if we keep it, we can change voting to be however the fuck we want without writing any legislation, and then just pledge the electoral college voters to the "Winning" candidate

    there is that, yes.... that will probably be how the whole issue is fixed in the long run, because good luck getting congress to actually fix anything.



  • @accalia

    "As a voter, I'd like to directly elect the president"

    CLOSED: Fixed in USA-2020-electoral college workaround



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