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Old 11th November 2017, 04:03 AM   #35
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Originally Posted by psionl0 View Post
Why should one party get a majority if the voters don't want them to?

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Nothing in my post addresses this issue. This question is rather strange. But a complex one. And a good one. If no party gets an absolute majority then things get interesting. One person told me that is when you get the most legislation past. Does anyone have any facts about this?



Originally Posted by psionl0 View Post
- Do you know what speeches your congress representative has made in congress?
- Do you know what speeches your congress representative has made outside of congress?
- Do you know your congress representative's voting record in congress?
- Do you know who your congress representative is?
This is something people should be able to find out easily. And actually do. But if you elect one person per party what is the point? You want to vote for a certain party, so what does it matter how good they are? It is only when you have a choice of members within the party does this really matter and that system is rare in the world.
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