Primary 2020: A Voting System Experiment

Plurality voting breaks down once you have more than two candidates on the ballot. This is why the United States only has two "real" political parties, that win even when they both field poor candidates.

Yet the two major parties have to deal with larger ballots for their own the Presidential primaries.

This can lead to problems...

As an experiment, let's run the 2020 primary contest using alternative voting systems: Approval, Range, Ranked Choice and Range with Runoff voting; and compare the results and experience with plain old Plurality voting. In the pages to follow, you will find a ballot to fill out for each system.

Count Restarted Again!

The count has been restarted as of January 14, 2019. I had a bug in the last update, and several Democrats have left the race.

Please click the relevant link to begin:

See the Results so Far

Have you already voted a while back and want to see how things are going now? Have a look:

Include test runs

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