I joined Lemmy back in 2020 and have been using it as qaz@lemmy.ml until somewhere in 2023 when I switched to lemmy.world. I’m interested in Linux, FOSS, technology, and several other subjects.

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    1. It’s low effort content that can drown out things people have put actual effort in (but that’s not really a problem here since 99% is low effort shitposts anyway)
    2. Its training material is gathered without permission of the authors.
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    16 days ago

    I was trying to argue that candidates that aren’t from the Republican or Democratic party haven’t been elected from a long time. I looked up the last independent candidate, somehow forgetting that there were more parties. That said, the other candidates are still from more than a century ago.


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    This is my reasoning:

    1. America has first-past-the-post voting
    2. That means the party with the most votes wins it all
    3. The republican (41.7%) and democrat party poll high, nothing comes close (40.4%) (next up is Kennedy at 9.1%) and the last candidate that wasn’t from either party was George Washington (1789 - 1797), therefore a vote for another party is essentially meaningless.
    4. Therefore, either the Republican or Democratic Party win
    5. The candidates for both parties have been determined at this point and are highly unlikely to change unless any of them die, therefore either Trump or Biden wins.
    6. Therefore, all actions come down to 2 things: Increase the chance of Biden winning instead of Trump or don’t

    In my opinion, the only way to avoid each election coming down to damage control is to get rid of FPTP voting.

    EDIT: The last candidate that wasn’t from either party was not George Washington as lemonmelon@lemmy.world pointed out. It was Millard Fillmore (1850 - 1853).