U.S. Congress

The United States Capitol Building in Washington, DCWhat if the U.S. Congress used the Dual Electoral System? A brief summary from the Fed the party’s Wiki.

A preference ballot is used for voting. The candidate with the number one on a ballot gets one vote. The two candidates with the most votes are elected. The ballots are counted a second time with the elected candidate with the lower number getting one vote. Each elected member will have one ” member vote ” in the House to be used in regular sessions and one ” legislative vote ” for each vote received on the second count of the ballots. These votes are voted when the House is in legislative session and is used to pass what else, legislation! One day a week is set by the Commons for the legislative session and any bills requiring third reading are voted on during that session.

House of Representatives 

Each district elects the top two candidates with each having one vote in legislative session for each vote they get on the second count of the ballots. 435 Seats 870 members

House of Representatives 2012

 

GOP

Dem

Libertarian

Green

Reform

Conservative

Ind

Seats

234

201

0

0

0

0

0

Pop vote

47.8%

48.9%

1.1%

0.3%

   

1.9%

Dual Seats*

417

415

9

2

1

1

15

Dual Leg vote

49.2%

49.0%

0.5%

0.1%

0.1%

0.1%

1.0%

*Dual seats are 860 members not 870. 10 districts had 1 candidate.

Senate

Each Senate seat elects 2 senators with 10 legislative votes split between the senators in proportion to their popular vote. That gives you 200 senators with 1000 legislative votes.

U.S. Senate 2012

 

Dem

GOP

Green

Ind

Seats

53

45

0

2

Dual seats*

96

100

1

2

Dual Leg vote

494

489

2

15

*Dual seats is 199 members not 200. Sen. Thune ran unopposed.

As I recommend in Canada is try it before you buy it. The House would form the House advisory council with the top 2 candidates in each district appointed to it for 870 members. All other candidates transfer their votes to one of the appointed members in their district. In legislative session which advises the House of Representatives on passage of legislation each member has one vote for each vote they received in the election and for each vote transferred to them. In regular session each member has one vote. The Senate would form the Senate advisory council with the top 2 candidates in each senate election appointed to it for 200 members. All other candidates vote for one of these appointees with their votes added to that candidate’s own popular vote. 10 legislative votes are split between the two candidates in direct proportion to this vote. If the split is 54% to 46% the first member has 6 legislative votes and the second 4 legislative votes. This gives you a council of 200 members with 1000 legislative votes and each member has 1 vote in regular session.

 

Acting president: Barry Aulis

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About Barry Aulis

Founder and acting President of the Federalist party of Canada.
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