Electing representative representatives: a case for modified single transferable voting in American legislative elections

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Publication Type honors thesis
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Political Science
Faculty Mentor John Francis
Creator Gordon, Oakley Benedict
Title Electing representative representatives: a case for modified single transferable voting in American legislative elections
Year graduated 2012
Date 2012-05
Description American government is founded upon the principle that its rulers should represent and be elected by its citizenry. To this end, America and its states elect large deliberative bodies charged with representing the people within their jurisdictions. The architects of federal and state governments, however, have struggled to create a voting system that elects legislative bodies which accurately represent their electorates. This paper first examines the successes and failures to create such a system in America. Most importantly, it proposes that adopting three-member districts and a modified version of single transferable voting would be the best system with which to elect members of Congress and the state legislatures. These changes would create competitive elections that would be more sensitive and reflective of the will of the electorate.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject American government; Voting - United States
Language eng
Rights Management (c) Oakley Benedict Gordon
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 1,390,469 bytes
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Setname ir_htoa
Date Created 2016-10-13
Date Modified 2019-07-09
ID 205787
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s64x8j2m
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