Marketing Approval Voting as "Disapproval" Voting to Forestall the Charge of Non-OPOV
I live in Virginia. We are going through a race for Governor, with three candidates. Voting early was permitted, but election day is coming up. At each polling place, there is reliably a table of people from the Republican party and another from the DINO party. This presents an opportunity to evangelize about voting-system reform (or revolution as I think of it) toward people who may be interested but probably either haven't heard of the idea or have only heard about "RCV." At an early-voting place, I talked to a DINO volunteer, and he let on that he wasn't wholly satisfied with the party. I think that with his mindset, he was open to the idea of political means of defeating two-party dominance (2PD). However, in the time that I had while he listened to me, I did not succeed to convince him that Approval Voting conforms to "One Person, One Vote" (OPOV).
So, I'm thinking, maybe the thing to do is not to start out by describing Approval Voting as it is described where implemented. I'm thinking, instead, to market it as Disapproval Voting. This would be the first voting system to describe to people one is trying to convince.
In Disapproval Voting, the candidates are listed on the ballot and the voter is permitted to write the arithmetic expression "-1" by the names of so many of the candidates as the voter chooses. No other marks are permitted. In the tally, each such mark is treated as a "disapproval". The candidate who receives the fewest marks of disapproval wins.
This should forestall the charge that the system does not conform to OPOV.
I was thinking of maybe drafting and printing a screed to hand to the volunteers who will be out there to represent the DINO party of Va. I think to drive around to as many polling places as I can on that day to hand them out.
Come to think of it, maybe there's a slightly different message that could reach some of the Republican volunteers. It could begin with "Some Republicans say that the tallying of the 2020 election was not on the up-and-up. I think it very likely conformed to the statutes, but there's a Supreme Court decision that I think it did not conform to, and that's Wesberry vs. Sanders." I could go on about that, then get around to how Disapproval Voting would make the elections for the electors legitimate. I would include an e-mail address for discussion.