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[–] Sciency 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I really dig CGP, his videos are always top tier.

My problem with your example's argument, is that its still an extension of the "throwing your vote away" dialectic. With that logic in play we are already guaranteed one of of two people, so why not work towards legitimizing the idea of a 3rd party candidate, since our votes don't actually have any change anything in the context of the 2 choices? Perhaps this election is different with trump/hillary, but I am a pretty firm believer in the idea that dem/rep presidential opponents will take the exact same course, regardless of their minor disagreements on whichever 4-5 topics are buzzing in the media this time around.

I think this is all a great argument for a blind voting system. Hold it all on the same day, and list candidates by their policies without names attached. At the very lest, this would force people to learn the policies of their candidate in order for counter-voting to be done. Of course, its more likely that we'll see ron paul get elected in 2020, than it is that we will ever see a system like that actually used.

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[–] whisky_cat 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I agree the throwing a vote away sentiment is horrific, this just illustrates how that comes to be. There's absolutely better alternatives (that guy mentions some but I haven't researched yet).

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[–] Sciency 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Agreed. It's a nasty problem with only complex solutions.

Not sure if they did this in your grade-school days, but when my teachers would take a show-of-hands survey or vote from the class, they always had us put our heads down so we wouldn't be swayed by how the other kids voted. It's sad that my grade-school teacher had more concern for democratic integrity than our rulers do. Oh well, guess life goes on.