Can we agree what when there is an election, simple majority when the electorate is split (49-50, 45-55) is not a very good way to represent the people? Pretty much half of a voting population is discarded in simple majority systems. I think it's time to think about updating the way we vote. Take State X that is holding elections to send Representatives to the Federal House. Assume State X has 3 districts, divided into equal population centers of 1000 each. District 1: Republicans get 55% (550) Democrats get 45% (450) District 2: Republicans get 60% (600) Democrats get 40% (400) District 3: Republicans get 65% (650) Democrats get 35% (350) If each District was to send a Representative based on simple majority, there would be 3 Republicans and 0 Democrats in the Federal House. However, look at the numbers. There are 1200 votes for Democrats and 1800 votes for Republicans. As a percentage, the Democrats make up 40% of the populace and the Republicans make up 60% of the populace. Simple majority has ignored the voice of 40% of the population. The representation is not appropriate. Now, if the Representatives to the Federal House were sent based on the general vote and done as a proportion: 40% of 3 is 1.2 60% of 3 is 1.8 Round accordingly and then 2 Republicans are sent and 1 Democrat. Now 30% of the House is Democrat and 40% of the population is which is better than 0% of the House and 40% of the population. I am seriously considering the merits of such a system. Any and all feedback regarding flaws is greatly appreciated and asked for.