The US just held a presidential election, and somehow Donald Trump got elected.
This didn’t happen because Trump was the best person for the job. It didn’t
even happen because a majority of Americans prefer Donald Trump to the other
contenders. Not only did Donald Trump get less total votes than Hillary Clinton,
in the general election, but the majority of Republicans showed that they would
have preferred someone else in the Republican primary.
US voters elected a president that the significant majority of them didn’t
really want. And there’s a reason why this happened: That’s the completely
predictable outcome of the rules of the voting system that’s used to elect US
The US voting system has a bunch of problems. Let’s go through some of them.