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Risk Splitting and City Move

vote: Vote for your preferred candidate and risk splitting the vote, according to Rabble. However, if you shift your vote and lose, you've now removed your support and the symbolic value it carries from a progressive candidate whose ideas could help the city move forward. Our flawed electoral system leads progressives to face this decision regularly at all levels of government. It's a difficult calculation. The result, as James writes, has been mediocrity, at best. In a recent Toronto Star op-ed under the headline Toronto deserves better than timid, lukewarm Tory, Royson James observes that strategic voting brought Toronto Mayor John Tory to power four years ago Many voters abandoned their preferred candidate in Olivia Chow because of the credible fear that votes split between Chow and Tory would dilute the opposition to madcap Ford. ( As reported in the news.