Hello Internet The UK had an election we need to talk about
because after the debates finished, the people voted and the ballots tallied the results
were this: But parliament ended up looking like this: Which isn’t, exactly, representative. And
by not exactly, I mean at all. Red earned 30% of the vote and 36% of the
seats, which is sort of close, but the rest is madness: Orange earned 8% of the vote but
got one eighth of that while Yellow’s 5% just about doubled, and purple earned 13% and got
squat. Meanwhile blue’s 37% of the people booted
to 51% of the seats in parliament. The blue boost is even bigger when you consider that
51% of the seats gives basically 100% the control. How’d this happen? In the UK — national elections aren’t really
national, they’re a bunch of local elections. The UK is divided into constituencies, each
of which elects one member of parliament (M.P.) to represent them. This local / national divide
is where the trouble begins. Imagine a parliament with just three constituencies,
and it’s easy to see how it wouldn’t always align with citizens. Some people think this
sort of result is fine — “it’s all *about* winning local elections,” they’ll say.
“Each M.P. represents their constituency.” And while the imbalance in this example is
extreme, but it’s the same problem in the real election and this same argument is given,
but there are two more problems with it in reality land. 1) Few citizens have any idea who their MP
is, they just know what party they voted for — what party they want to represent their
views on the national level. And pretending like it’s a local election is a bit disingenuous.
— in practice it’s an election for how the nation will run — not really for who is going
to represent a tiny part of it. and even if it were 2) The individual constituencies are worse
at representing their citizens than parliament. Indulge this spreadsheet-loving nerd for a
moment, will you? The difference between what a party earned
at the polls and what they got in parliament is the amount of misrepresentation error. If we calculate all the errors for all the
parties and add them up we can say the Parliament as a whole has 47% percentage points of misrepresentation
error. That sounds bad looks like a utopian rainbow of diversity compared to any local
election because the local elections have *one* winner. Out of the 650 constituencies
647 have a higher representation error than parliament. These are the only three that
don’t and they’re really unusual for having so many of a single kind of voter in one place. Most places look the The Wrekin which is dead
in the middle a mere one-hundred and one points off. Note that the winning candidate didn’t
reach a majority here. Which means more than half of constituencies elected their MP with
a minority of voters. The worst is Belfast South at the bottom of
the list. Hilariously unrepresentative. Less than a quarter of the voters get to speak
for the entire place in parliament. This is the the lowest percentage an M.P. has ever
been elected by. So when people argue that the UK election
is a bunch of local elections 1) people don’t act like it, and 2) It’s even more of an argument
that the elections are broken because they’re worse on this level. These local elections are unrepresentative
because of the terrible ‘First Past the Post’ voting system — which I have complained mightily
about and won’t repeat everything here — go watch the video — but TL;DR it only ‘works’
when citizens are limited to two choices. Voting for any party except the biggest makes
it more likely the biggest will win by a minority — which is exactly what happened. That citizens keep voting for smaller parties
despite knowing the result is against their strategic interests demonstrates the citizenry
wants diverse representation — but that successes is the very thing that’s made this the most
unrepresentative parliament in the history of the UK. People happy with the results argue the system
is working fine — of course they do. Their team won. But Government isn’t a sport where a singular
‘winner’ must be determined. It’s a system to make rules that everyone follows and so,
we need a system where everyone can agree the process is fair even if the results don’t
go in their favor. If you support a system that disenfranchises
people you don’t like and turbo-franchises people you do — then it doesn’t look like
you support representative democracy, it looks like you support a kind of dictatorship lite.
Where a small group of people (including you) makes the rules for everyone. But as it is now, on election day the more
people express what they want the worse the system looks which makes them disengaged at
best or angry at worst and GEE I CAN’T IMAGINE WHY. This is fixable, there are many, many better
ways the UK could vote — here are two that even keep local representatives. And fixing voting really matters, because
this is a kind of government illegitimacy score — and it’s been going up and may continue
to do so unless this fundamentally broken voting system is changed.

Why the UK Election Results are the Worst in History.
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100 thoughts on “Why the UK Election Results are the Worst in History.

  • July 8, 2019 at 2:43 am
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    Video guy is upset that people in the U.K. exercise their free will and vote for a political party that most closely represents their ideology / interests. That is a GOOD THING!

    In the U.S.of A. for a hundred and sixty years now there have been 2 major parties. ☹

    One cares nothing about the working man, or decent / livable wages, or workplace safety, but is strong on National defense. They are waaaaay to friendly to corporations. On occasion / sometimes some of them care about morals.

    They occasionally site and quote from the U.S. Constitution and think ( usually ) that Churches and Christians are legal. They are more likely to support the 2nd Amendment.

    The other big Party is morally bankrupt. They take lots of donations from "Limousine Liberals". They Hate spending money on National Defense. They used to be the party of the "Working Man", in the 1930's, 1940's, 1950's, but now, they HATE the American worker, and are the Party of open borders and freebies to illegal aliens. They despise Bible-believing Christians, and luuuuuve every kind of freakoid pervert thst comes along.

    There are communists and socialists in the Democrat Party. They do not admit it, but they advocate for everything that Marx and Lenin and Mao were for. They hate The God of The Bible. They hate Law Enforcement Officers and military members. They want to disarm law abiding citizens. They call themselves "Democrats".

    There are 3rd and 4th and 5th and 6th Party candidates on the Presidential election ballot since the 1800's, BUT only members of the Democratic Party or the Republican Party get elected to The Congress, and the Office of President .

    I have sometimes voted for a 3rd Party candidate in local, State and Federal elections. Knowing they will not win but able to look at myself in the mirror the next morning without shame.
    I wish we had at least 4 Parties in Congress, but it does not seem likely.

    Video maker guy: — Rather than whine about average U.K. voters voting their conscience… Be happy !

    Video guy should realize that the candidate with the most votes in the U.K. constituency wins the election. Your percentage blither-blather makes no sense. Votes are counted, and recorded in U.K. elections. I have watched ever since the internet started in the 1990's.

    All candidates appear on the stage / podium and the Elections Officer reads aloud the vote amounts. That is what an elected, representative democracy is.

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  • July 8, 2019 at 8:44 pm
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    When ur from england "the red" Labour "the yellow" THE NATIONAL SCOTTISH PARTY "the blue"
    THE TORIES

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  • July 10, 2019 at 6:14 am
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    Justin Trudeau is a dictator lite, PPC 2019

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  • July 10, 2019 at 12:22 pm
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    Proportional representation,get rid of the Lords.

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  • July 13, 2019 at 1:59 am
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    My country changed to MMP and it's been a disaster. Nothing can be done. Laws never pass and the country has stagnated. Nearly 1 in every 5 citizens has left the country. The old British system we had was better.

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  • July 13, 2019 at 5:49 am
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    HA! YOU THINK THE UK VOTEING BAD? In Hungary, only the 30% go to voting,and 50% the biggest party! UK IS A DREAM!

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  • July 14, 2019 at 8:13 am
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    He predicted Brexit

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  • July 16, 2019 at 6:59 am
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    I can only agree with the title's name

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  • July 16, 2019 at 10:54 am
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    Every election result is a mess. I much prefer local elections,they affect our every day life but MPs do very little and not much changes on a national level

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  • July 17, 2019 at 9:06 am
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    just use the same voting system like in germany. One vote for an represantive and one vote for an party that will be in the parliament.

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  • July 18, 2019 at 5:59 pm
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    You missed a fundamental point. This is 100% democratic and representative for a simple reason. Just a few years ago, the liberal democrats as part of their coalition with the conservatives were able to push through an alternative vote referendum. The entire population had the opportunity to swap to the more representative system but instead chose to keep the current one. This legitimizes the FPTP system as a perfectly representative vote chose it over the single transferable vote.

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  • July 20, 2019 at 3:56 pm
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    The UK, failing at math since… well… Ever.

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  • July 21, 2019 at 6:37 am
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    1:10 haha ukip is dead now

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  • July 21, 2019 at 11:55 pm
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    Our voting system in the UK would be better IF the counties were styled more like US States. Unfortunately, counties do not have any modern individual laws, making this kind of voting system ridiculous.

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  • July 22, 2019 at 5:41 am
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    Great video

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  • July 23, 2019 at 11:57 am
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    Now we have Boris Johnson. WHY?!

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  • July 23, 2019 at 1:08 pm
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    Your argument is pretty much based on the assumption that people are uninformed…

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  • July 23, 2019 at 6:31 pm
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    Simple… because you guys don't have primary elections.

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  • July 24, 2019 at 2:03 pm
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    It's called a representative Republic🙄

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  • July 25, 2019 at 9:38 pm
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    Wait,UK have presidents?

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  • July 25, 2019 at 10:57 pm
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    "The United States of America has the worst system of government in the world. After everyone else." -Benjamin Franklin

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  • July 26, 2019 at 2:36 am
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    Blue: Conservative
    Red: Labour
    Purple: UKIP
    Orange: Lib Dems
    Green: Greens
    Yellow: SNP
    White: Change UK
    Light Brown: Plaid Cymru
    Dark Green: Democratic Unionists
    Light Green: Sinn Fein
    Other Stuff: Other Stuff

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  • July 26, 2019 at 3:29 pm
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    Why not just have all ppl vote on everything? This sort of issue is always going to be a thing so long as we have representation

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  • July 26, 2019 at 11:50 pm
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    That Belfast South representative was SDLP Alasdair McDonnell. Used to canvas for him. Creepy and p terrifying man who drove youths out of the party for Pro-Choice opinions.

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  • July 27, 2019 at 3:45 am
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    4 years later: his is no longer the worst election result in Britain. Introducing the new Prime Minister, BORIS F*KING JOHNSON?!
    It's like they watched the US for the past 2 years and said: Yes, let's have some of THAT.

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  • July 27, 2019 at 10:08 am
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    Journalism is dead ! Wouldn't you say its a little early to judge a foreign country's election results ? This faggot has a irritating voice and attitude .

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  • July 27, 2019 at 4:35 pm
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    2:42 Traffic Light!!

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  • July 28, 2019 at 3:45 pm
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    this comment section goddamn

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  • July 31, 2019 at 6:38 pm
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    Fantastic upload

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  • August 3, 2019 at 9:45 pm
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    Then again ukip deserve about minus 650 seats

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  • August 8, 2019 at 12:24 pm
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    This is what happens when pie taste bad

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  • August 8, 2019 at 10:28 pm
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    To be fair The US elections are totally ridiculous and i think UK ones arr better than US ones

    Also the constiuencies that have large numbers of Labour votes are called strongholds. Liverpool Walton and Knowsley hate the Tories and love labour in other constituencies like Birkenhead they have had an MP who they like despite their party. But when you look at Wavertree that can be fair in places bur unfair in others for instance Wavertree is Childwall, Broadgreen and Mossley Hill added onto the Wavertree constiuency. Mossley Hill Voters like the Liberal Democrats/Liberal and so do Childwall whereas Broadgreen and Wavertree typicaly go for Labour its unfair representation for those areas.

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  • August 11, 2019 at 9:50 am
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    Tories are way over represented.

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  • August 14, 2019 at 6:16 am
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    The founding fathers are sounding smarter and smarter

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  • August 15, 2019 at 6:30 am
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    Nothing can be more Dictatorial than a Real and Direct Democracy.

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  • August 15, 2019 at 7:05 pm
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    I hate this system. Because in Scotland our population is less than England's it will always be the ones in England that get to choose our future.

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  • August 16, 2019 at 10:38 am
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    exactly the same happened the last 2 times in denmark. one time, the leader of a party that didnt get to make government, was elected as 'prime minister', cuz the power structure is completely out of wack with all the populace blinded with all the populism, so noone is calling out the bullshit, yet everyone knew it was grotesque and obvious proof of corruption in the political sphere

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  • August 19, 2019 at 2:46 pm
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    a complete lack of understanding of our parliamentary system. learn more before you talk.

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  • August 20, 2019 at 6:55 am
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    Nice argument, it breaks down when laws then get voted on by members elected by PR, and the deciding vote is whichever group holds the balance (tiny minority). No system actually works well, however the current one does tend to end up with the biggest single minority ruling, rather than in effect giving power to a smaller one.

    Most European countries solve the problem by handing over control to unelected bureaucrats in Brussels, & being represented in name only & not in fact.

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  • August 20, 2019 at 5:00 pm
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    The views of Belfast aren’t being represented by the UK government

    Who’d have guessed

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  • August 21, 2019 at 5:36 am
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    With more information i get the more confusing it seems with the politics of Great Britain England United Kingdom Britain Scotland Ireland the city of London within London………..

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  • August 21, 2019 at 12:45 pm
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    While the theoretical maximum misrepresentation error is 200%, let me give you an idea of just how bad 47.6% misrepresentation error is. If they just gave each of the three top vote-getting parties exactly 1/3 of the seats, that would only be a 47.0% misrepresentation error relative to how many votes were cast for each party's candidates in this election.

    Having three parties share power equally would be more representative, even though the top party got 2.9 times as many votes as the #3 party and 19.8% of the people voted for parties other than those three.

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  • August 23, 2019 at 9:43 am
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    Here in the U.S., I hear a lot of uninformed citizens (who barely understand our own system) wishing we could be more like the English Parliament.

    It all goes to the notion that more niche parties equals more representation.

    What most citizens here, in the U.S., do not understand about our historical two-party system is that each party contains a variety of wings within it loosely joined by broader principles, i.e. economics, government involvement, social issues.

    Since the founding, beginning with the Federalists vs. the Anti-Federalists, the U.S. has mostly been a two-party system with a variety of party wings.

    Here, ideology (Liberal, Moderate, Conservative) mixed with actual partisanship (Democrat, Independent/3rd Party, Republican) can very accurately predict which wing of a party in Congress you are part of.

    Our system's representation of citizens–thanks to gerrymandering–is beginning to tilt away from the actual votes cast, but it is nowhere near as far off as this video shows is happening at Westminster.

    Thanks for the video!

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  • August 24, 2019 at 6:23 am
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    In Italy we have this system: 75% of the seats are granted on the basis of the sheer percentage of votes, 25% are granted to the party who won in each "constituency" (though we use a different term). I'm glad there is one thing we do way better than the Britons, and an important thing at that.

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  • August 27, 2019 at 5:42 am
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    We should all get on our knees and pray to God and ask him who would be his choice to lead Britain in the next general election.

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  • August 27, 2019 at 5:53 pm
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    India follows FPTP thanks to colonialism… UK did not just screw india for 200yrs but forever

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  • August 27, 2019 at 6:06 pm
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    I live quite near the Wrekin (well, in a neighbouring county) and you don't say it like that. It's more like Reekin. Oh, and sorry for taking quite so long to be a smart arse.

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  • August 27, 2019 at 7:05 pm
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    You're bias is showing

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  • August 28, 2019 at 9:36 pm
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    So really mps are just party poopers???

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  • August 29, 2019 at 9:44 am
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    America is even worse

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  • August 29, 2019 at 1:20 pm
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    I’m so happy I live in the Netherlands.

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  • August 29, 2019 at 6:39 pm
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    Basically, what we in the political sciences call "An absolute two-party system". Two parties tossing the ball from one to another every now and then. It has advantages, it has disadvantages.

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  • August 31, 2019 at 7:37 am
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    Well UK didn't want Alternative Voting when it was offered in a ref so oh well that's democracy

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  • August 31, 2019 at 4:45 pm
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    CGP:UK politics are the worse

    Australia:Am I a joke to you

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  • September 2, 2019 at 7:38 am
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    Did not expect to see my town at 2:33

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  • September 3, 2019 at 10:38 pm
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    Funny how this election happened right before all the Brexit stuff

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  • September 5, 2019 at 12:13 am
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    Gaslighting at its best. Best you focus on the US electoral college and endemic corporate interests

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  • September 5, 2019 at 9:05 am
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    IVR or preferential voting selects the least disliked candidates.

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  • September 5, 2019 at 9:50 am
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    This was a complete waste of my time. Seriously ridiculous video. For those of you who are taking this crap seriously, understand what he is doing. He is simply describing the process and saying it is bad regardless of whether any other system will be far worse. He is saying we do not have utopia and therefore we have to take him seriously, because spindly little freak that he is, HE has all the answers, so lets give him all our money and loyalty and naturally, bc he is the smartest, he should have all the power.

    It is an old, old trick. Dont fall for it.

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  • September 6, 2019 at 10:51 am
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    I kinda wish you’d remake this video but for the US. So many of my friends, coworkers, customers, etc are talking about electoral systems and I gladly share your videos explaining the different systems and share your videos on the Electoral College, Primaries, etc. Only when it comes to talking about Congress, state legislatures, and other partisan representative councils (in my state that’s generally also the three member county commissions which in my county is only one party and has been because of the three parties recognized to be on the ballot in the state, only one ever puts candidates and that results in a primary which then selects the winner; and it’s a closed primary so basically the party picks the three members; and don’t get me started on the DA and judge elections which only feature one person and that’s still got to go through the primary process so that one person from the one party gets elected via a closed primary and gets the job because the other parties don’t put up any candidates and it’s incredibly difficult for someone without a party affiliation (independent) to get on the ballot just like it is for more than the big two to get and maintain themselves on the ballot (the third party that has ballot access has managed to maintain ballot access, but so far they don’t run many candidates…just enough to pass the legal requirements to maintain ballot access requirements). Not that anyone ever talks about all this usually in the US, but ever since the 2016 election and then the 2018 election and even the 2019 municipal election in my hometown people seem more engaged and they’re getting the feeling that the “representative democracy” isn’t so representative or democratic. But when I try to explain anything I obviously bore them. Thus I use your videos which has led to more and more people taking interest (so much so that there are DC organizations that have produced articles, ads, social media accounts, etc to try to make any other system but FPTP sound expensive or undoable in our state….so much so that the state election board issued statements about conducting a study that garnered major local media attention….normally statements by the election board wouldn’t get such attention by media let alone the general public; at least it never did when I volunteered with my county election board). I have tried to use this video regarding Congressional and state legislatures conversations regarding their imbalance and unrepresentative nature of the districts, but I’m guessing people cannot get passed the fact its UK or the number of parties maybe? Idk, but they’re usually like “they’re a monarchy so how does that apply to the US?” Ugh!

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  • September 7, 2019 at 2:25 pm
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    Welcome First past the post. Where the votes don't count but who becomes MP in each seat.

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  • September 8, 2019 at 12:17 pm
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    Um…One is the popular vote while the other is the amount of representatives being sent to parliament. It is accurate and the trigger word: fair. I just realize this after so many years, so why are you complaining? Because it is very under-representative? Well, remember this. The purple party had a sh*t ton of votes, but all that population fervor is centralized into a few constituencies. While it may have a sh*t ton of votes, it didn't spread those votes out to more constituencies to get a better representation. Never follow the popular vote since it doesn't dictate who is getting a seat. Just follow who wins the election in that constituency. This is kind of misleading (your video).

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  • September 8, 2019 at 5:10 pm
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    I always want to know what happens if SNP wins

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  • September 9, 2019 at 7:24 am
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    We here in Germany have so many different elections for every little thing
    The Bundestag (German parliament) is voted for separately from the Bundesländer ("States" kinda) which again are voted for in different elections from mayors for each city etc.

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  • September 10, 2019 at 7:29 am
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    In Germany we also have something called "Wahlkreise" ("election circles"), but it is more or less just for organisation. We vote for the party we want to see in our gouvernment, and at the end every party gets as much seats as they got votes.
    Additional to that, every "Wahlkreis" gets to choose one person directly, wich is most of the time a local politician. But there are more seats in parliament then there are "Wahlkreise". So with the direct vote you only change the person, but not the party sitting in parliament.
    (Of course it is way more complicated than this, there is a rule, that only partys with more than five percent get a seat, and If there are more direct voted politicians of a party than they would have seats it gets even more confusing)

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  • September 11, 2019 at 6:47 pm
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    Same here in India…

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  • September 12, 2019 at 3:04 pm
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    they could make 2 turns

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  • September 13, 2019 at 6:38 am
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    Welcome to England, Where it’s fucking confusing but we live with it.

    Keep calm and carry on is fucking real and we demonstrate at all times.

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  • September 13, 2019 at 8:29 pm
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    Still not get how people miss on this being an obvious problem.
    Especially for america, where this resulted in the two party system, with people defending it instead of realizing that they can choose between corrupt idiots and corrupter idiots.

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  • September 14, 2019 at 6:15 pm
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    wait i live in the uk

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  • September 15, 2019 at 1:47 pm
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    Your voice is tiresome. Retire

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  • September 15, 2019 at 11:27 pm
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    …listen to I ?????

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  • September 16, 2019 at 2:59 pm
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    Meanwhile in the Netherlands, where the national parlement is chosen nationaly (basicly the votes you won devided by all the votes) we have to much parties and a government which has more than 50% requiers AT LEAST 5 parties.

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  • September 17, 2019 at 3:59 pm
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    Why don't we just allocate seats based on the total number of votes? Why the whole split into loads of areas and allocate seats based off of number of constituencies?

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  • September 17, 2019 at 8:40 pm
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    Just go back to the monarchy. So much simpler.

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  • September 18, 2019 at 12:22 am
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    I've tried to get my school to stop using first past post

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  • September 18, 2019 at 8:22 am
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    If this election was worse you haven't seen 2019 Indian elections

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  • September 18, 2019 at 2:20 pm
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    Can’t have a representation issue if you don’t have a government!

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  • September 18, 2019 at 4:29 pm
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    So Ranked Choice until the main election, whereupon you will vote for only one of the two candidates listed (with write-ins allowed)?

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  • September 18, 2019 at 5:20 pm
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    Wow sucks to be you greetings from germany , how the fuck is it possible that the system of the Weimarer Republik was ten times better even though it's let the Nazi's to get to power (with much bad luck)

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  • September 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm
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    This video is terrible if you're colorblind

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  • September 20, 2019 at 2:27 pm
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    As an Englishman, I can tell you quite a lot of assumptions are wrong. You haven't actually mentioned the workings of parliament in which, the opposition parties actually have quite a lot to power.

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  • September 20, 2019 at 3:05 pm
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    You have totally missed the point PFTP is not about being representative, it is about Stability. Really works, doesn't it?

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  • September 20, 2019 at 5:16 pm
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    Ladies and gents, the election that spawned brexit

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  • September 21, 2019 at 12:08 am
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    Well… that title didn’t age well

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  • September 21, 2019 at 5:30 pm
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    The west is falling apart because it is being destroyed because the rich are talking everything and the liberals are engaging in genocide. No election works when traitors rule the country.

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  • September 22, 2019 at 7:13 am
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    In America it about local elections

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  • September 22, 2019 at 2:57 pm
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    The UK really is a shithole

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  • September 22, 2019 at 7:00 pm
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    Sounds like a way to protect the people from themselves
    .

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  • September 22, 2019 at 8:26 pm
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    How can Labour be so popular but still not win elections? Vote damn you

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  • September 22, 2019 at 10:02 pm
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    Large majorities basically give you 100% but small majorities definitely do not.

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  • September 23, 2019 at 12:19 am
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    I actually think the representatives do represent the locals as you can see Scotland is almost all yellow. There is a lot of red in London vs the rest of England. And northern England is more red than southern England. The coast of wales does not agree with the rest of wales. Also Northern Ireland does not have any blue. It’s clear that Northern Ireland and that costal welsh do not see the same as England. Scotland is saying that they barely want anything to do with England

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  • September 23, 2019 at 6:57 am
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    A multiparty system is like this

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  • September 23, 2019 at 7:26 pm
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    I like dictatorship.

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  • September 24, 2019 at 11:15 am
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    I find it mildly infuriating how most UK elections work in general. Like Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland could vote for one side but England completely blocks them out by voting for another and getting a majority, even though it was 1 vs 3. Now I can see why Scotland has given up on the UK and wants to secede

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  • September 24, 2019 at 1:41 pm
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    2:28 It is pronounced The reakin. It's a local hill.

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  • September 25, 2019 at 9:28 am
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    Instead of making the voting more complex, why not change to a first 2 past the post system? Merge neighbouring constituencies together so there are 300 odd total constituencies and 2 representatives from each constituency. This gives parties other than the big 2 to send their fair share of representatives to the parliament as they wouldn't have to vote Labour or Tory against their will.

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  • September 30, 2019 at 2:04 am
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    What's the Local Brown Organizaion's foreign policy for Africa?

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  • October 2, 2019 at 4:37 pm
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    And people say the American voting system is broken wow

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  • October 2, 2019 at 8:13 pm
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    Canada is the same way and it is awful, I hate Trudeau and never want him to have any power again but I would like to vote for the liberal candidate for my local "ridding". I can't vote for him though without voting for Trudeau. I Priminister that I hate….

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