A ‘Giraffe Party’ can’t emerge without this key voting method

In a country long admired for the robust competition in its marketplaces, we are in sore need of innovation and competition in the political arena.

Another voting alternative exists — Approval Voting — and we should try it first

Approval Voting is a simple alternative that allows voters to choose all of the candidates they like rather than just one. Because of the simplicity of this method, it is extremely cost-effective, doesn’t require major ballot changes, and can be quickly calculated.

We must stop playing politics like chess

"Chess isn’t a collaborative effort or even a race to a goal, but rather a zero-sum systematic dismantling and entrapment of your opponent." But politics don't have to be that way.

Approval Voting deserves serious consideration

Originally published in Ogden's Standard-Examiner, Feb 4, 2021 Approval Voting is an alternative voting method that gives voters the freedom to choose all of the candidates they like rather than being forced to pick just one. Like RCV, it allows you to express your vote for your favorite candidate and a more consensus candidate, but... Continue Reading →

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