Blogs point to Equal Voice Voting
This is the 180th blog I’ve submitted for public consumption. In each, recent news events have been highlighted to show how important it is that we reconsider how we elect the U.S. President. The Electoral College can be recognized as an ingenious voting mechanism, if one takes the time to consider how it really works. However, we abuse the process so much that some 48% of the ballots cast do not matter (over 69 million votes in the 2020 election).
There is a better way. The blogs have underscored the idea that Equal Voice Voting (EVV), a proportional voting approach, can provide a popular voting result for every state in which it is applied. EVV also respects the sovereignty of states and, as the recent book title declares, makes All Votes Matter!
This blog is but a single voice in the din of news stories that currently swirl around issues like voting rights and voter suppression. It is reassuring, therefore, to share with you a recent review that confirms that All Votes Matter! is worthy of your attention.
U.S. Review of Books reviews All Votes Matter!
“Process is as important as results.”
At a time when Americans are growing more isolated from one another, and the friction of partisanship pushes people further in their camps of belief, there is one author who challenges this political norm. Spriggs’ book is nothing less than a call for a wholesale change of the nation’s current system.
The Electoral College has become a lightning rod in recent years. As the author explains, it always fails to deliver voting results that reflect the will of the people. This book reveals the source of the failure and what can be done to remedy the situation. Many seem concerned about not having a clear direction of how to reform such an established institution. The author’s solution is a new system called Equal Voice Voting (EVV), which retains the proportional voting process set forth in the Electoral College.
This book is not just targeted at every family’s political junkie but also students and professionals in the realm of public policy and political theory. Its progressive message will attract a wide net of activists and millennials and is very compatible with the tastes of both Sanders and Trump supporters. Despite this being a work of political opinion and theory, it can still be utilized by several organizations and universities. What makes this title different from similar ones is its combativeness and raw energy. It provides a comprehensive insight into the political process and how ordinary people can become involved.
At a time when so many are turning away from the political process with growing frustration, this book serves as a refreshing expression of possible future engagement. It is an illustration that the pathway forward is filled with possibilities that can unite a fractured nation.
Click here to read the Introduction to All Votes Matter!
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By Jerry Spriggs and the Equal Voice Voting Team