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What can we do to bring this number down? One way is to change our version of representation in government. In particular, let&#39;s look at a council election.","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":771643,"object_id":"ltorian1364004361","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"An island is split into five ranges. Each year, the residents vote for one representative they want to represent their range on the local council. There are three parties, the big two, Democratic and Republic, and a smaller party, Green. 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The people who voted for other parties receive absolutely no representation at all. This can be solved by a simple switch to the...","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":771664,"object_id":"ltorian1364004849","particle_type":"bodytitle","picture":null,"text":"Mixed-Member Proportional Representation System","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":771670,"object_id":"ltorian1364004922","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"The first thing to do is double the number of seats from 5 to 10. Then, we give each citizen TWO votes: one for their preferred candidate and one for their preferred party. 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When we give about 4 seats to the Democratic members, the Democrats and the Republican are over-represented and The Green Party is under-represented. The last seat goes to the Green Party. This is the new council representation. Now, the council most accurately represents the actual preferences of the citizens of the island.","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"chart","chart_id":1215747,"object_id":"ltorian_1364006986","chart_type_nr":3,"data":[[[],["Republican (50%)","50"],["Democratic (40%)","40"],["Green (10%)","10"]]],"custom":{},"colors":[],"dimensions":[],"modifier":0,"sheetnames":[],"sheets_settings":[]},{"type":"particle","particle_id":771724,"object_id":"ltorian1364007944","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"Source: CGPGrey- BPhysics, BSociology, PGCE in Science Education","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null}],"theme":{"createdAt":"2016-04-22T04:54:07.000Z","updatedAt":"2016-12-28T10:33:06.000Z","logoImages":[""],"charts":{"wordcloud":{"labels":{"fontWeight":"700","fontFamily":"Arial"}},"treemap":{"labels":{"value":{"fontFamily":"PT Sans Narrow"},"name":{"fontWeight":"700","fontFamily":"PT Sans 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