A collection, for reference

16 Apr

How & Why Other Countries Ended the 2-Party System
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiEt6703L1o&feature=em-uploademail

Problems with first past the post voting
http://youtu.be/s7tWHJfhiyo

The Alternative Vote Explained
http://youtu.be/3Y3jE3B8HsE

Gerrymandering Explained
http://youtu.be/Mky11UJb9AY

Multiple Party Gerrymandering [Bonus Video]
http://youtu.be/uR2DfpjIuXo

Mixed-member proportional representation explained
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QT0I-sdoSXU

John Cleese Explains Proportional Representation
http://youtu.be/NSUKMa1cYHk

What is STV?  Single Transferable Vote Explained
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLH_w5kHJpA

Politics in the Animal Kingdom: Single Transferable Vote
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8XOZJkozfI&list=PLqs5ohhass_QZtSkX06DmWOaEaadwmw_D

Single TransferableVote Explained, from the International IDEA Handbook of Electoral Design
https://electionreform.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/stv.pdf

Free, open-source software for single transferable vote counting
http://www.openstv.org

A little history of STV in the U.S.:
https://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/polit/damy/articles/Brief%20History%20of%20PR.htm
The short version:  Quite a few cities in the U.S. adopted it in the early 20th century, with good results.  It was abandoned later when the political machines mounted major offensives to regain the monopolies it broke up.

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LOTS MORE NEWS AND EXPLANATIONS:http://www.fairvote.org/

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