The Downballot
The Downballot
Jul 6, 2023
RERUN: What electoral system should the U.S. switch to, with Matthew Shugart
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America could learn a lot from how other countries elect their leaders! Political science professor Matthew Shugart joins us on this week's episode of The Downballot to explain how a variety of electoral systems around the world operate, as well as his thoughts on which might work well here—and actually improve our democracy. Shugart gets into the weeds on proportional voting, single transferable vote, "decoy lists," and much more. If those terms are new to you, you'll definitely want to listen!

This interview originally aired April 19, 2023.

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