Misleading Name for a Misleading System

“First Past the Post” is a lousy misleading name for a lousy misleading system. Under “first past the post” it is very rare for anyone to reach the “winning post”, so it should be better called something like “Best Failure” or “Least Worst Failure”.

Ironically, AV (Alternative Vote) with the necessity to try to gather preferences from supporters of other candidates is nearer to a “First Past the Post” system as you watch (at the count) the scramble to see who gathers the 50% support necessary to be first (and only) past the winning post.

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