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What if everyone had 10 votes in elections?(8 posts)

What if everyone had 10 votes in elections?jose_Tex_mex
Aug 12, 2002 7:15 AM
I was discussing voting ideas with a friend the other day which I believe we should adopt in America. For example, I think we should elect on majority and not just plurality. That way, we would no longer have a third party spoiler.

However, my friend thought it would be a good idea to give everyone ten votes to be used individually. Thus, politicians would have to work to get all of your votes.

Sounds interesting, what do you think?
chaosmr_spin
Aug 12, 2002 7:30 AM
Two problems.

1. Cancelling out your own vote. Vote for Gore AND Bush!

2. Ten times the number of dumb votes
re: What if everyone had 10 votes in elections?The Walrus
Aug 12, 2002 8:39 AM
You're assuming that voters would be any more motivated to actually make the effort to get to a polling place and cast these extra ballots--given the kind of turnout we usually see, it wouldn't make a difference.
Think about all those hanging chads. nmSpinchick
Aug 12, 2002 1:07 PM
re: What if everyone had 10 votes in elections?firstrax
Aug 12, 2002 1:17 PM
What if everyone had one vote for every dollar they pay in taxes. Cheat on your taxes and you lose voting power.
re: What if everyone had 10 votes in elections?DougSloan
Aug 12, 2002 1:32 PM
But, but,... Bill Gates would run the country? Could he elect himself? Damn, there go his charitable contributions.

Doug
re: What if everyone had 10 votes in elections?firstrax
Aug 12, 2002 4:20 PM
Not a big Bill Gates fan but after the last couple of presidents would he be so bad?
Some real incentive thereTypeOne
Aug 14, 2002 11:31 AM
I like the idea, but the first thing a wealthy person would do is elect someone (him or herself) to office and change the rule!