Just my $2, but seen from western Europe
, the republican party is particularly ridiculous, and pretty much incorporate all that we do not quite like with USA. If a similar party would exist in western Europe it would probably be banned for being a neo-nazi party, and if it wouldn't be banned it would get 1 or 2 % of the votes, never 50%.
Don't get me wrong, we have all kinds of ridiculous parties in western Europe, and some of them are successful unfortunately. However I feel like none of them is as dangerous as Republicans, except maybe Golden Dawn in Greece. A party that blames foreginers and relies on nationalism in a country which was ENTIERELY created by settlement from other continents less than 300 years ago is particularly ridiculous. It is probably one of the only country in the world, with Canada and Singapore, where no more than 1% of the population actually is native. At least nationalism in european nations can have some
sense. Also their denial of the fact that global warming exists (which have been scientifically measured) and their imperialism (especially in middle east) is just... GRRAAH
I am not American so I cannot intervene in any way but I sincerely do not hope to ever see a republican US president ever again.
For videos on why the last 2 are necessary, this blogger made a great series of videos that I recommend everyone watch. They're only a few minutes each:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7tWHJfhiyo <- the problems with FPTP voting
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y3jE3B8HsE <- why alternative vote works so much better
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUS9mM8Xbbw <- How the Electoral College works
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wC42HgLA4k <- why the electoral college is a democracy-destroying piece of shit (my words, not his -- he's actually very calm)
CPGrey is indeed an *amazing* youtuber. He got me more intereseted in politics than I ever way (before I was only interest in politics within my own country).