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Old 11-04-2013, 06:00 PM  
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No partisan primaries. Top two vote getters square off in the general election.

Our local mayoral race was run like this. Republicans, Democrats, Independents were all on the ballot together. The top two vote getters face off in the general election tomorrow.

Did some research and it looks like its an idea thats being tried in a lot of states. I can see alot of good coming out of this type of approach?

What say you?
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Old 11-09-2013, 11:54 AM   #31
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Our local mayoral race was run like this. Republicans, Democrats, Independents were all on the ballot together. The top two vote getters face off in the general election tomorrow.

Did some research and it looks like its an idea thats being tried in a lot of states. I can see alot of good coming out of this type of approach?

What say you?
When a pool of politicians is watered down too much, there is one very bad unforeseen consequence: it becomes WAY easier for a nut job to win.

Remember that Hitler won an election in Germany, and only had like 30% of the popular vote. That's because they had a multi party system, and so while 70% of Germans didn't vote for Hitler, they had too many other people to vote for, and no one person could get very many votes.

I think the BEST system would be a tournament. Everybody runs in a general election early, and those people are seeded and bracket is made. That would make certain that everybody had their voices heard and the best ideas would eventually filter to a championship match... Then a national election is held between the top two candidates, no matter their political affiliation.
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Old 11-10-2013, 07:42 PM   #32
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I think the BEST system would be a tournament. Everybody runs in a general election early, and those people are seeded and bracket is made. That would make certain that everybody had their voices heard and the best ideas would eventually filter to a championship match... Then a national election is held between the top two candidates, no matter their political affiliation.
We already do that, it's called the primaries. The winner meets the winner of the other set of primaries.
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