Politics in the animal kingdom

November 4, 2016

Yasha Pushak

Strife is brewing in the animal kingdom! The citizens are demanding that the royal lions abdicate the thrown and implement a democracy! King Lion graciously steps down and leaves Queen Lion to implement the fiercely-demanded democracy. Join us as we explore the examples by video blogger CGP Grey that teach Queen Lion about a few voting systems: first past the post (FPTP), the alternative vote (AV), mixed-member proportional representation (MMP), and single transferable vote (STV). We summarize the relative strengths and weaknesses of each system and explain key terms such as: gerrymandering and the spoiler effect.