In Ms. Chastain's column "Don't be a yellow-dog voter," she said, "Remember: When we have two good, principled candidates – one in each party – running against each other, we all win." This statement carries the explicit presumption that we live in a nation with a two-party system.
Notice to Ms. Chastain: We don't! This nation only functions as if we do because of a broken electoral system. We need to institute electoral reform at every level of government, exploring alternative voting methods like Condorcet. The current "simple plurality" system has an entrenched, self-reinforcing disposition toward the two incumbent parties, which is called Duverger's Law.
WND's subtitle on the column included the phrase "how to choose candidates based on actual issues." Until we are willing to examine ALL the candidates based on the issues, we'll make very little progress.
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