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The Case Against Approval Voting — And For Real Democracy Reform in Seattle

By March 15, 2022March 18th, 2022News

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THE URBANIST — A planned initiative from Seattle Approves would like us to stop asking voters who they want representing them and instead ask voters to approve the candidates who they would tolerate representing them.

According to their website this “small change,” would lead to “representative” elections. This is demonstrably not true — but their small tweak to our system could suppress the voting power of communities of color…

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