Rescinded Proportional Representation Constitutional Amendment Act

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Former President
Redmont Bar Assoc.
Oakridge Resident
House Vote: 6-1-0
Senate Vote: 4-0-0

Make Voting More Democratic
The people of Democracy Craft, through their elected Representatives in the Congress and the force of law ordained to that Congress by the people through the constitution, do hereby enact the following provisions into law:

1 - Short Title and Enactment
(1) This Act may be cited as the “Proportional Representation Constitutional Amendment Act”.
(2) This Act shall be enacted immediately upon its signage.
(3) Authored by Senator hugebob23456

2 - Reasons
(1) Block voting is horrible. Whoever wins a plurality of the popular vote wins a supermajority in Congress. The DRP got 38% of the average popular vote in the September election but was granted a supermajority in both Houses of Congress.
(2) The Senate is literally just a smaller, less powerful House of Representatives that really doesn’t have a unique purpose to exist. I propose that the Senate exist to provide long term stability through staggered elections of its members.

3 - Constitutional Amendment
(1) “The Senate and House of Representative follow the same electoral process: All players have a set number of votes that they can submit (Equal to the seats of that chamber) for which they may choose to vote for one or more candidates.” changes to “All elections for the Senate or the House of Representatives shall be conducted through a system of Proportional Representation outlined outside this constitution. It is the duty of the Courts to strike down election acts that would not create Proportional Representation. In the event that such a Court ruling occurs, the previously lawful elections act would once again become law.
(2) Added to “Elections”: “The Senate shall be divided into two classes, Class A and Class B. Class A Senators are elected in January, May, and September elections. Class B Senators are elected in March, July, and November elections. For the January 2021 Senate election only, the entire Senate shall be up for election simultaneously and the two highest polling Senators shall be assigned to Class A while the third and fourth highest polling Senators shall be assigned to Class B.

4 - First System of Proportional Representation
(1) All elections for the House of Representatives and Senate shall operate under a system of Open Party List Proportional Representation.
(2) On the forum thread for the election, each registered political party may submit a list of candidates ordered by priority. Independents may also submit their candidacy without needing to be supported by a party.

(3) All people eligible to vote shall be granted only 3 votes in all elections. During polling, each candidate is to be listed separately on the ballot with their party in parentheses by their name.
(4) At the conclusion of the election, seats shall be allocated as follows:
(a) The election threshold shall be calculated as 1 divided by the number of of seats up for election * 100 percent (under the current number of seats that would be 14.29% for the House and 25% for the Senate)
(b) All candidates of the same party shall have their votes pooled for distribution of seats.
(c) The lowest performing independent or party is eliminated until no independent or party remains that received fewer votes than the election threshold with vote shares recalculated after each candidate/party is eliminated.

(d) All independents which meet the election threshold after low performing candidates have been removed are granted 1 seat.
(e) All parties are granted a number of seats proportional to their share of the popular vote rounded down. These seats are to be filled according to the candidate list submitted during the declaration period, unless any member of the party singlehandedly secured enough votes to obtain a seat, they shall be guaranteed a seat regardless of where they are on the party’s list.

(f) In the event that all candidates have been granted a seat and vacant seats remain, the remaining seats shall be distributed to the next highest polling candidate/party that was previously eliminated.

Written By: hugebob23456
Sponsored By: Krix and the DRP
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Former President
Commerce Department
Redmont Bar Assoc.
Willow Resident

This amendment has received presidential assent and may be put to a referendum.​