This article lays out the ways that voter suppression happens in the US:
It doesn't even bother to mention gerrmandering, or the electorial college, both which have a *huge* impact on voters.
These specific rules have a huge impact on minorities and poor people, and are meant to keep them from voting, especially poor people in urban areas, who predominantly vote for Democrats.
You're talking about replacing one form of the electorial college with another form of the same structure, one that's shown to be extremely biased.
We don't have a representative democracy like most Western nations, and if we're all voting in an election then each person's vote should count equally.
I guess if one state has 99% voter participation and another has 1%, even with the STV model they'll be weighted equally by census data, so yes, I agree then, the whole thing incentivizes states to discourage voting.
I suppose my concern could be checked by discarding results from any state which counts more votes than - say - income tax filers (?)
Yup! The way to address low voter turnout isn't to go after symptoms but the cause by lowering the barriers to voting, or make voting mandatory.
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