The Quebec General Election this last Monday has confirmed a trend of fragmentation in our politics. The winning party (CAQ) only took 37% of the vote and this vote represents only 25% of all Quebecois eligible to vote. The 2 largest parties (CAQ + PLQ) just clear 60% of the vote and together not even half of all voters at only 40% of the electorate. There are 4 parties in the new National Assembly with the two minor parties (PQ / QS) having a respectable number of seats but more importantly each got a significant share of the vote at 17% and 16%. Also, perhaps unnoticed, is the Green party and Conservative party who each broke past the 1% mark.
I strongly recommend to separate the executive vote and legislative vote so our provincial elections would be like the municipal where you vote for the mayor and separately vote for your councillor. In the provincial it would be for a Council of Ministers and your MNA. A maximum of 4 Councils for the executive and a maximum of 6 candidates for the National Assembly. Both elections to be by majority vote achieved by a preference ballot or by a run-off election.
A time to change with real reform with two new political parties for the United States of America. As the tag line says for the Federalist party of Canada, If you want our politics to change you must first change our political parties. Based on the structure of the Federalist party of Canada and adapted for America are the Lincoln party of America and the Roosevelt party of America. I may later register domain names for these two parties and create websites as well. Much better would be some citizen of my neighbour to the south coming across this and seeing a path for America’s future in these parties.
Lincoln party of America
Roosevelt party of America
An interesting question is do the Democrats have a built-in advantage in the electoral college? I came up with the idea to recalculate the last presidential elections so that the Republican and Democratic candidates got the same vote, an exact 50/50 popular vote split. So here’s the result for 2012. I calculated to the nearest thousand votes and to 4 decimal places.
Obama 65,916,000 votes / Romney 60,934,000 votes / Equal votes for each 63,425,000
Multiple Obama’s vote by 0.9622 / Multiple Romney’s vote by 1.0409 / Do this for their vote in each state and the District of Columbia. What happens?
The electoral votes of the states of Florida and Ohio go from Obama to Romney. The change in electoral votes for the candidates?
Obama got 332 electoral votes (62%) with a 50/50 popular vote split it’s 285 electoral votes (53%).
Romney got 206 electoral votes (38%) with a 50/50 popular vote split it’s 253 electoral votes (47%).
I ran for a seat on the National council for Fair vote Canada. 15 candidates with 8 being elected to seats on the council. I came in 14th out the 15 candidates.
“If you can’t accept losing then you shouldn’t run in the election.”
Note that the DONALD!!! demands he get supported now by the GOP but never firmly committed to support the GOP ticket if he wasn’t the nominee and has gone to threaten violence if he isn’t. Warning signs are all there. Time for the “establishment” to stop giving any support to this man!
I’m one of 15 candidates in the 2016 election for 8 seats on the National council for Fair vote Canada. To any members of Fair vote Canada, welcome! Any questions just ask email is email@example.com.
I founded the Federalist Party in 2009 because none of the other parties had something I wanted (and I looked at all of them). This being a National Assembly of a Party that uses the new tools of the Internet to innovate the process of party governance. An online, duly constituted, deliberative, rank and file members, parliamentary body that uses the Internet to debate and discuss and has online voting to render it’s decisions. I worked on a farm at the time and we all can’t just get away to attend meetings or conventions. Instead why don’t we……………. and the Federalist party of Canada. The other parties particularly the Conservatives and Liberals had a lot of things I didn’t like. If you want things done right, do it yourself, so I did. The purpose not being to put myself in a leadership position and not to have the policies I want but rather to belong to a Party that has a “National Assembly” where I as a activate rank and file member can participate and vote. Most importantly this body’s approval is required for all resolutions, all national by-laws, and it and only it can amend the constitution of the Party. If it seems I have a chip on the shoulder it’s because I do and these are the people that charge things. Because the status quo is no longer acceptable and the great reformers are the ones that come up with the answer to the question “If not this, then what”? Thanks for the time Acting president Barry Aulis.
Registered the domain http://www.partifederaliste.ca. The Federalist party is back to having the English and French versions domain names.
It’s will be Hilllaryyyy and the DONALD!!
The chances that Senator Sanders can win everything remaining by 60%+ of the vote is non existent. All the remaining GOP primaries are winner takes all so Mr. Trump must lose most of them to be denied a majority of the delegates and virtually all of them to not have the most delegates. Do WKRP turkeys fly?