BNS 388: THROWBACK: Dismantling the Two-Party System by Changing the Way We Vote -with Aaron Hamlin (August 2019)

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After a whirlwind of a week, I’m finally getting back into the swing of things… so, today will feature one of our “THROWBACK” episodes, and then getting back into the swing of things before Thanksgiving with two AMAZING conversations dropping…

One with good friend and leader of the fearless crew at the Lions of Liberty, Marc Clair, talking about his journey away from the world of politics and instead towards personal development.

The other is with Justin Goodman from the White Coat Waste Project who digs into the Fauci #BeagleGate insanity, the insane places your tax dollars go (like animal testing!), and the true origins of COVID-19 (hint, it’s not a bat).

Today, we’re swinging back to August of 2019 with Aaron Hamlin from The Center For Election Science, who shows us how changing the way we vote can help us fix our broken voting system!

Original Show Notes:

“My vote just doesn’t matter…” Have you heard this before? Or perhaps have you caught yourself saying that exact same phrase? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. 

As a matter of fact, I’ve said as much myself. With the “choose-one” voting system, many voters feel that their votes simply don’t matter in today’s electoral system. That’s where today’s guest, Aaron Hamlin, and the organization he co-founded, “The Center for Election Science”, comes into play.

See, Aaron and his team have been on a mission to help change the way that American voters look at the electoral system by helping promote and institute alternative voting methods, like that of the “approval voting”, can help third-party and independent candidates gain momentum, eliminate the “spoiler effect”, and actually win elections!

Listen to learn how The Center for Election Science has been promoting approval voting, some wins they’ve tallied up, and the future prospects of changing our outdated voting system!

Aaron’s Bio: Aaron Hamlin is the executive director and co-founder of The Center for Election Science. He’s been featured as an electoral systems expert on MSNBC.com, NPR, Free Speech TV, Inside Philanthropy, 80K Hours, and Popular Mechanics, and has given talks across the country on voting methods. He’s written for Deadspin, USA Today Magazine, Independent Voter Network, and others. Additionally, Aaron is a licensed attorney with two additional graduate degrees in the social sciences.Find The Center for Election Science Online: www.electionscience.orgFind The Center for Election Science on Facebook: www.facebook.com/electionscience/Find The Center for Election Science on Twitter: twitter.com/electionscienceEmail The Center for Election Science: contact@electionscience.org

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