The debate "America bi party or multi party. iam literally confused. only democrats and republicans" was started by
June 4, 2016, 9:00 am.
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Donald_J_Trump, Nemiroff, JLabang123 and 5 visitors agree.
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in the UK we have 5 main parties ( 7 if you count Welsh an Scottish separatist parties) first past the post seriously fails here as our majority government was formed on 33% of the vote, however if you use party list representation or stv, then the parliament would be fair and representative.
the alternative to multiple runoffs would be a single vote a risking someone rising to power on simply having the biggest minority but representing only 20-30% of the population.
too many parties will create ballot chaos. we would need multiple run off elections which would be time consuming and expensive. or coalition government which I feel are more inefficient but I'd love to hear other views on the pro con of coalition government systems versus our direct majority system.
Another huge portion of it is the matter of the US having a majority-driven voting process in contrast with the plurality focus of other nations. Since you need a majority, it's extremely difficult to win for the minor parties.
There's no rules or constitutional restrictions on what parties you can chose from. But the two major parties have set the rules to favor them and only them. An example being the process of redistricting. Based on voter history and census data, they make voting districts favor their party. since this process is Usually done by the state legislature, it's the dominant party that controlls the redistricting process. Then you have them drawing district lines based on voter identity, and packing opposing parties to only a few districts