Without speaking out loud but within the privacy of your inner voice, are you among the many who, without necessarily knowing why, dread Canada’s upcoming October 21 federal election results?
If you are, you are not alone! But together we can do something much more than just to deplore which is never enough. Before I paint you a picture by which you can see with your own eyes why so many people are worried, please consider the following three steps within our fingertip reach by which in the upcoming election we can with certainty move our election goalposts towards a more egalitarian civil society where the majority, not an elite few set the rules and actually honour minority rights. This is also based on the deeply familiar principle that whenever two or three individuals or communities work collaboratively together, then we can grow a bigger pie compared to when we work independently of each other. In short through the following three small steps, as a community we can have a much larger impact when we speak as a united voice in electing the best consensus candidate as seen by most people and thereby avoiding the pitfalls when the many are divided and ruled over by the few.
Added up, the three small steps with a huge impact:
1. First step, please visit www.newsherenow.com scroll a few lines down, enter your postal code and select your voting district. Then on the vote123* ballot, as per the instructions, rank as many of the candidates as you wish beginning with your most preferred candidate.
2. As News Here Now is available to all Canadians, help grow the pie by inviting your neighbours, friends and relatives far and wide to also participate in this consensus building exercise.
3. Keep talking up this election opportunity with fellow Canadians, particularly in your voting district inclusive of those who have never voted before so that on election day with these updated poll results we all can make much better use of our existing highly restrictive single-x-mark ballot on election day and together elect better candidates.
Now some facts by which you can see with your own eyes why most Canadians dread our election outcomes.
First, many false prophets will agreeably deplore our present voting system, even talk about its vulnerabilities like votesplitting, without ever telling you what the problem is or perfecting our present system. In a nutshell our restricted to a single-x-mark ballot system is extremely vulnerable to votesplitting which can readily be seen in what happens in most of our voting districts. The majority of five out of nine voters divide their vote between two good people so that A receives two votes and B three. However our current system, even when all five voters do not want candidate C but receives the remaining four votes, then our electoral system lacking discrimination falsely elevates the candidate with “most votes” (4) as if having received “most of the votes” (at minimum 5).
Not one of our politically partisan parties within their leadership elections tolerate such antidemocratic results. One where the majority could stay home without that impacting the election results. That’s just not fair. In years past they used runoff elections. But in recent times and avoiding the cost and delay of runoff elections use a vote123 ballot. Their Vote123 counting method achieves exactly the same results as a runoff. Namely in the above example after the weakest candidate A steps down, the majority of five would now choose B. However this method is still vulnerable to a tiny votesplit risk which can be visualised when in the above example not only the three who voted for B as their first choice marked A as their second choice, but if the four who voted for C also marked A as their second choice, can you now see that A is the most preferred candidate? Www.newsherenow.com uses a superior counting system (pairwise counting) which eliminates even the residual votesplit risk and thereby puts even more democratic power into the hands of every voter!
If we take a step back can you now see why the political parties prefer to collude with one another and despite their talk prefer the present method or some other method but not a Vote123 ballot even though they use it for their own internal leadership elections?
However armed with this knowledge we the people do not need the permission nor consent of our partisan parties to achieve better results. Through a Vote123 pre-election poll in each of our voting districts we can identify the one and only candidate that actually is the consensus preferred candidate of most people and is democratically much more preferable than the ones far too often elected where the majority of voters could’ve stayed home without making a difference.
By collaborating with one another we have the power to make for better election outcomes. As we cannot achieve true democracy without the voice of the entire village will you help getting the word out to your friends and neighbours far and wide?
Fair disclosure. I’m running to be elected in Kildonan St. Paul Manitoba. However under no circumstances do I wish to contribute to votesplitting and the peoples choices through the Vote123 pre-election poll method will help decide whether many or no one votes for me. For a further word on this, on the day prior to election day please come back here. ie www.ed123.ca for further updated information on how to get the most out of your ballot and avoid the situation where most of the voters have no say in who will be elected.
Lastly, please be advised both referenced websites and this material are produced through a labour of love by a few individuals and not by some corporate driven machine.