The Problems with First Past the Post Voting Explained

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44 Comments on "The Problems with First Past the Post Voting Explained"

  1. Tiger 2016! Tiger will build a wall! And Turtle will pay for it!

  2. But in the third election, the owl voters can split and go to tiger or ape

  3. I watched this many years ago now, but this might be one of the most
    important videos of my lifetime honestly. Every political discussion in my
    life ultimately has ended with showing and sharing this video with friends
    and family.

    • Kristophe Mathew | November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am | Reply

      So true. So true.

    • Phijkchu Shuckle | November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am | Reply

      Certainly gave me some insight on why we’re so screwed here in England
      right now. First the Lib Dems, then UKIP, and SNP came along and put the
      final nail in the coffin for ever escaping the conservatives.

    • +BruceWillakers Its helpful when little kids bother you to go somewhere.
      One going one way, the other going the other. :3

    • +BruceWillakers It is so frustrating that so many people don’t realize how
      terrible this voting system is or even that any other voting system can
      exist.

  4. WanderingRandomer | November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am | Reply

    Or: an introduction to British politics!

  5. Alejandro Rodolfo Mendez | November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am | Reply

    it is a quite interesting topic. could i translated the video to spanish? I
    fell that the info need to reach more people.

  6. Can we talk about how this poor lion Queen has a new husband every four
    years? Talk about divorce court.

  7. Luis E. Mercado Rojas | November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am | Reply

    Man. Life in the jungle is so complicated!

  8. Inevitable Two-Party system?…. The Commonwealth has words for you!

  9. Very true! In India we follow FPTP and now we are left only with 2 major
    parties and little choice. Time for a revamp.

  10. xavier “malefic” ortiz | November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am | Reply

    is like puerto rico we have pnp and ppd over and over again and each keep
    their campains demonizing each other

  11. Томас Андерсон | November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am | Reply

    Why Bernie could never win in 6:30, predicted in 2011

  12. “Remember something, if you will, about voting: Voting is not a
    horse race, you’re not going there thinking “Gee, I gotta pick the
    winner so I can brag to my friends ‘Oh, I picked so-and-so and he or she
    won'”. Voting is voting your heart and voting your conscience and when
    you’ve done that, don’t ever, EVER let a Democrat or Republican tell you
    that you’ve wasted your vote because the fact is, if you DON’T vote
    your heart and conscience then you HAVE wasted your vote.”

    – Jesse Ventura

  13. I love the comments section to these videos

  14. I’ve been looking for this video for a long time, this really should be how
    it works because the two party system is a fucking joke.

  15. I’m glad to see that someone made a video on this. I didn’t realize it
    until I posted one and someone commented.

  16. Would it be possible to create a third party, not with the intent to win,
    but just with the intent of damaging one of the big parties using the
    spoiler effect? So for example, if you want the democrats to win, then you
    create a right-wing party, just to get votes which would otherwise go to
    the republicans, and this increases the chance that the democrats win, or
    vice-versa create a left-wing party to increase the chance that the
    republicans win. If it´s possible to reduce the chance that a right-wing
    party gets elected, by creating a right wing party, then that´s really
    stupid, but the curious cynic in me thinks, that it would be interesting to
    see someone use the spoiler effect intentionally and destructively against
    a party.

    • Hypothetically yes, but the moment it is leaked out, suddenly the party is
      seen as playing a cynical political game and not being truly devoted to its
      own ideals, alienating its base and giving its opposition ammunition to
      throw at it. If this happens at all, which is unlikely, it is done at such
      a small level to avoid detection that its effect is minimal.

    • daddyoyo michael | November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am | Reply

      Interesting but unlikely. That would be a similar program to the often
      speculated about but never realized crossover vote in primaries to try and
      saddle the opposition with their least electable candidate. Why won’t these
      ideas ever work? Because too many people would have to agree to the
      conspiracy and keep quiet about it or it could be countered. Ain’t gonna
      happen.

  17. Donald Trump is the Tiger (5:11) RIP Republicans for another 4 years =

    • +devastator5042 It’ll fall apart if he’s nominated, and it’ll fall apart if
      they steel the nomination from him in the convention. Either way the GOP
      created a monster and now it’s coming right at them.

    • +CGagnon5 the GOP is going to fall apart if trump gets nominated the party
      may split

    • +X The republican party has already been hijacked by the Tea Party anyway.
      All their candidates are a joke

  18. This video offends me, I sexually identify as a king lion. I will now
    report this to the animal kingdom and have you sued under the stature of
    the new 72 gender types.

  19. Thanks for explaining the troubles with the US voting system…
    People the voting system was awesome because everyone was able to agree
    with it, but times have changed. We can communicate/ “transport”
    information faster than with people on horses and the pride in an
    individual state has nearly vanished. The system is made to be changed
    under different conditions

    • +Tristan Möller the founders did everything in their power to prevent FPTP
      elections. That’s why candidates who don’t win a majority go before the
      house of representatives.

    • +Tristan Möller It’s not just in the US, this happens in most democracies.

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