Libertarian Party platform calls for IRV and proportional representation

At its biennial national convention on July 5, 2002, the nation's third largest political party voted to amend its platform to support Instant Runoff Voting in single-winner elections and proportional representation for legislative elections. The text of that amendment is as follows.

"Electoral systems matter. The predominant use of 'winner-take-all' elections in gerrymandered, single-member districts fosters political monopolies and creates a substantial government-imposed barrier to election of non-incumbent political parties and candidates. We propose electoral systems that are more representative of the electorate at the federal, state, and local levels, such as proportional voting systems with multi-member districts for legislative elections and instant runoff voting (IRV) for single winner elections."





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