Hoogstwaarschijnlijk wrote:Okay, here is something I don't get: why would you vote for Obama when you actually sympathise with another party more? I mean, apparently everyone thinks like that and then it's only about Obama and Romney while actually people like other parties more, isn't that wrong or at least very strange...? Don't you think this system should be changed to give other parties more chances?
Isn't that pretty much exactly what happened with PvdA/VVD here? (except in the USA it's more extreme)
No, I think it's only comparable with when you would have voted for SOPN for example, or another party that didn't make it to the Tweede Kamer.
Or no, wait, I misunderstood you. You mean: people voted for PvdA or VVD to try to make that party the biggest. Yeah, that happened and it was pretty stupid, wasn't it? Now we ended up with both, while lots of people actually would have preferred something else...
JackFrost wrote:That's just like saying "what's the point of voting when you live in City that most likely will always be A?" The party support will always be strong in some places, weak in others, and competitive in the rest. Isn't that how democracy usually works?
I don't get this. For example: the country I live in will most likely never have the party where I vote for as the biggest party. So 'my' party will never have the prime minister or will never be in the government. But because the Netherlands doesn't have this 'each state will only give all their votes to one party' system my vote for this small party will still count.
Or is this Green Party also in the Senate, for example (I checked Wikipedia and it wasn't). Isn't it supposed to be when so many people would actually think this party is the best party?
But I read some more and I also thought about your comment about the smaller states versus the bigger states... I guess that's the reason, I hadn't thought about that, but I guess it matters which state people in the Senate are representing?