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BothBad 2016

This is a political statement for the 2016 election. I think it's pretty self explanatory.

I want to focus on the fact that the "2-party system" in the US is in large part to blame for the giving us 2 really crap choices. It should not be that way.

I want to promote awareness of Ranked Choice Voting, which is the solution to the "two party trap" used in many first world countries.

In Ranked Choice Voting, instead of checking one box on the ballot, you can rank one or more choices in order of your preference. This allows 3rd parties the chance to grow over time, by letting people vote for them while automatically going to the voter's second choice if their ideal pick can't win.

It results in governments that are coalitions of several parties, instead a mix of just 2, who lock everyone else out, or make it too dangerous to vote for a 3rd party. Click on the green link to read about it on wikipedia. Together with Proportional Represenation for congress, these are more intuitive and more intelligent ways of counting votes, that have been around for a long time. 

That's it -- the purpose of this project is to promote awareness of Ranked Choice Voting and Proportional Representation. I sincerely think that politics and government in the US could benefit from both of these.

The plan:  I intend to sell T shirts and bumper stickers.

Have a great day - Peace and blessings!