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A+ Notes: Electoral Systems

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Department
Political Science
Course
POLB50Y3
Professor
Cochraine
Semester
Winter

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Electoral Systemssingle member plurality sys Can USA UKproportional representationsingle transferable voteAn electoral sys is a set of institutions the rules of the game which translates votes inof seatsSMP is better for accountability PR is better for representationSMPcountry divided into constituenciesone member per constituencycandidate with plurality of votes wins in each constituencydiff bw majority 50 1 vote vs plurality no single other person has more votesCriticism distorts will of the electorate discrepancy bw popular voteseatsrewards regionally concentrated support ex Bloc quebecoispunishes nonterritorial supportex 1993 election PC 16 of vote2 seats Bloc 145 of vote54 seatsin Can would be difficult to change sys bc Bloc has regional support PR most common of seats of popular voteParty List PR Each party prep
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