voting

Democracy is nasty. If you can’t explain a voting system in 30 seconds, it’s too complicated for people to understand, which means they won’t trust the results. eg, First past the post is dead easy, I never want to hear a ‘here’s how electoral college works‘ explanation ever again, and Instant run-off doesn’t stand a chance.

For some reason, I’m watching I’m a celebrity, get me out of here, and it’s hit me that, asssuming people don’t change their minds half-way through the week, the voting system feels very similar to instant run-off. I can’t be bothered to work out if it’s equivalent or not, but I suspect it is. It’s clearly a subversive attempt to undermine democracy as we know it.