Jameson, this is a fascinating topic. The major problem I see is with PLACE and PAD is that they are very difficult to understand. When some percentage of your electorate is dumb enough to think a presidential candidate is running a child sex ring in the basement of a pizza parlor I see no hope in explaining this system sufficiently to get it adopted.
You’re also facing the problem of changing from a system where people in a district elect a representative from that district to people in a group of districts electing a group of representatives. That’s a major conceptual change to grasp on top of the complicated mechanics.
Clearly, this is a problem that needs to be solved. I’m not sure this is practical from a pragmatic point of view.
— David Grace