Saturday, May 8, 2010

Proportional Voting - Could it happen in the US?

The current political situation in the UK has put proportional voting at the forefront of the USA's closest ally and political bellwether. As noted in the previous blog the Brits are in a political stalemate between the three parties (Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats). The Liberal Democrats have moved up in numbers and are now discussing changing current election laws to include proportional voting as a condition of their participation in a future government.

If the Liberal Democrats are successful in the UK, look for this to become a more visible issue in the US. Without proportional voting, there is little chance for a third party to develop in the USA. Proportional voting eliminates the feeling of "I wasted my vote".

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes! Lots of good energy for it developing... see www.fairvote.org

Sojka's Call said...

Thanks Anonymous. Looks like an excellent organization and I was encouraged to see, John Anderson, who I voted for "way back when" on the BOD.