Why the Constitutional party needs range voting (Executive summary)
Range voting appears to be supported by the Bible to a greater extent
any other voting system.
The founding fathers who wrote the US Constitution were aware of other
voting systems and also aware
that deciding which was the best was difficult.
They appear to have intentionally not specified in the
system the US should use, precisely because they did not know at that
time which was the best.
Range Voting would have gotten Constitution 2004 Presidential
candidate Michael Peroutka 50 times more votes than he got under
and 6 times as many as he would have gotten under Approval Voting.
Instant Runoff Voting (IRV)
would be a huge mistake for Constitutionalists since it just leads to
just like the plurality system.
Without a change in the voting system to get rid of Duverger's law
of 2-party domination, Constitutionalists and all third-party candidates
forever have no chance. There is not a single third-party
member of the House, Senate, or high Executive branch (zero out of
about 600 people).
The plurality voting system is in fact diabolical because it
(a) voters who want to vote
Constitution actually make the US less Constitutional by doing
or (b) if they vote major party, then that kills off the Constitution
So it is a matter of survival: you must push range voting.