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Friday, August 15, 2014

Why Bother?

Proportional Representation Is The Way To Go

by Greg Tlapek

There is not a Democratic Party candidate in the only state-wide race this year, the Auditor's race.

In counties like Cape County where one party dominates, why bother voting in November?  The real contests were in the primary election.

Proportional Representation (PR) would give people a reason to think about the makeup of the State Legislature, and in my opinion our society would benefit if more people thought about our Legislature. The Missouri House of Representatives should mirror the population of the state, and that is what PR attempts to do.  For example if 15% of the population feels best represented by the Libertarian Party, we should have 15% of the number of Representatives.

PR would give Democrats and all minor parties in Cape County a reason to think about and participate in the upcoming election.  If working for or voting for someone other than a Republican would make a difference more people would do so and encourage others to get out and vote to do the same.


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