In conversation after conversation about the single-winner context, my interlocutors express doubt in the importance of balance.
In defending my position that balance matters, I invite you to join me in analyzing how Choose-one Plurality Voting empowers the ruling class. In talking about such an analysis, I will highlight a role played by lack of balance. I contend that this role is central to the mechanism.
Background readings:The "Cash3" document by Warren D. Smith, Ph. D. "The Equal Vote" by probably substantially Mark Frohnmayer and his father. The "Prisoner's Dilemma" thought experiment and paradigm for real experiments, from Game Theory.