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Why Plurality Voting is Awful: Live Discussion

By Aaron Hamlin

The vast majority of the world conducts single-winner elections in the same way: voters vote for one candidate and the candidate with the most votes wins. But voting scientists all agree: this is the absolute worst way to conduct an election.

What’s so bad about plurality/ choose-one voting? And why do so many governments continue to elect their leaders this way?

Check out our recent Deep Dive Live where we answer those questions and many more from the audience chat!

Aaron Hamlin is a co-founder of CES, and served as its Executive Director from its founding to 2023.