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  •  Arrow's theorem (1+ / 0-)
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    patbahn

    No voting system involving more than two candidates can be perfectly "fair."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/...

    We don't want our country back, we want our country FORWARD. --Eclectablog

    by Samer on Sun Jul 28, 2013 at 10:33:32 AM PDT

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    •  Range voting is the answer (1+ / 0-)
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      codairem

      I already put the link to the range voting organization further up, so this time I'll link to the book about it:

      http://www.amazon.com/...

      It's a fair, easy to implement system.  We should do it.  

      •  There's ALWAYS a problem (1+ / 0-)
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        codairem

        Range voting allows for "tactical voting" where voters don't express their true preferences.

        Not saying it's not superior, merely that it's not a cure-all.

        We don't want our country back, we want our country FORWARD. --Eclectablog

        by Samer on Sun Jul 28, 2013 at 12:50:10 PM PDT

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        •  In theory, yes, but tactical voting never amounts (0+ / 0-)

          to anything in practice.  Santorum didn't win the Repub primary, and Clinton didn't win the Democratic one.

          99% of voters will vote their true preferences (to the extent they can figure them out).  It's time we implement ranked voting in all elections.

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