duverger's law

What is Duverger’s Law?

Oct 18, 2013

By Eric Sanders & Aaron Hamlin

What is Duverger’s Law? How does it affect the number of political parties, and is it responsible for the US’s two-party system? In our latest video and podcast, CES directors Eric Sanders and Aaron Hamlin discuss just that.

For the podcast and transcript of this discussion, go here.

Approval Voting Ballot

Approval Voting Breaks Duverger’s Law: Gives Voters More Options

Sep 11, 2013

By Aaron Hamlin

Originally published at Independent Voter Network.

Meet Maurice Duverger

Start telling people that a third party’s day is on its way and it’s only a matter of time before you hear about Duverger’s law. But laws, like rules, are meant to be broken. And Duverger’s is no exception.

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