Post by super70s Post by The Horny Goat
Now Canada is not a 2-party state so there are more choices to vote
for (technically neither is the US but in practice none of the 3rd 4th
5th parties has a hope in hell of getting 5% of the popular vote
Many European countries realized a long time ago a dominating 2-party
system devolves into the craziest of the crazies on both sides running
the show whenever one gets into power.
France never had a two-party system, so it never was a choice about
whether to get rid of it. I can't think of what country you are talking
about. The UK typically has two larger parties, with a weaker but
institutionalized third party, plus regional parties. Of course, they've
never redrawn their constituencies in centuries failing to reflect
population shifts. There can't be adverse consequences of that, right?
Post by super70s
I saw a piece on TMZ Live with Andrew Yang today, he's starting a new
political party called "Forward" (also the name of his new book) that
advocates getting rid of closed primaries to help correct the
Of course getting traction with a new political party in the US is no
easy task but at least he's out there slugging.
Why would you watch him on TMZ? Watch him on Washington Journal on
You didn't explain his idea. He doesn't just want to eliminate the
closed primary. He wants to eliminate primaries entirely, to be replaced
with a system of rank choice voting with candidates still identified by
party labels. I'm a little unsure if there would be a second round of
He's proposing a hybrid system.