Then, respond to this question, do you think the Alternative Vote should replace your current Winner take All System for elections for President. Explain in 6-8 sentences. Also, please respond to at least one of your classmates comments in 2-3 sentences.
Yes, the Alternative vote, or instant runoff voting should replace the current Winner take All system for the presidency when it comes down to elections. Mathematically this formula or structure is much more “superior” in regards to electing a President the majority actually favor, than what is used now. There are however flaws with the alternative vote method, just as there are with the winner takes all. Both have a few problems, such as the prevention of gerrymandering, proportional representation, calling for political diversity, etc. The big difference between the two is while the winner takes all can be ineffective and induce the spoiler effect, the alternative vote method eliminates the spoiler effect. Basically, replacing this method would allow for people to vote for individuals they wanted to, but normally wouldn’t have, due to the concerns stemming from the winner takes all method(smaller parties/nominations being shot down immediately). It would allow for the populis to be more engaged in politics, or want to be, and feel more so that they have a voice or, options. I believe it also would help bring up the younger generation’s failure to be engaged in politics at that level and as well dismay political burnout, which induces lower voter turnouts. Lastly, I think it’s a simpler solution in the long run. It would even up the playing field and allow for many candidates and parties that are smaller and haven’t received as much “love” if you will, to grow and sink deeper roots into politics being voters would no longer be afraid to vote for whom they want too.