FPTP v. PR
A T-Day Illustration.
This is not only right up my alley, but perfect for the holiday via Protect Democracy: How open are Americans to electoral system reform?
Specifically, I would note the voting simulation.
To simulate a winner-take-all election, we split respondents into single-member-districts by census region and “elected” the most popular dish in each district. Every single district voted in favor of either turkey or stuffing — a perfect emulation of the confines of our two-party system.
In a second simulation, each district was allowed to elect any dish that reached a 5% threshold of support. This proportional representation round was undeniably more tasty — in addition to turkey and stuffing, favorites like pumpkin pie, mac and cheese, and mashed potatoes were added to the menu.
The district-leve results are at the link, but here’s the graphical comparison.
And BTW, to my ongoing point that the only way to forward the cause of reform is education and discussion, note the following:
More at the link.