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  •  To not have spoilers ... (2+ / 0-)
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    zericm, Odysseus

    use a better election system (ranked ballots, VRR, IRV, etc.)

    1. Election Reform 2. Kucinich 3. Richardson 4. Edwards

    by bolson on Wed Jan 31, 2007 at 10:32:11 AM PST

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    •  Good work! I agree, sort of. (0+ / 0-)

      I took a quick glance at your election reform website. WOW! Good work!

      Any responses to the discussion here about problems with IRV?

      According to this summary:

      Sometimes there is no Condorcet [VRR] winner. Various schemes exist to solve this problem.

         * MinMax
         * Cloneproof Schwartz Sequential Dropping (CSSD) (aka Beatpath Method; aka Schulze Method)
         * Ranked Pairs (RP)

      Is VRR too complex to be understood and trusted by the average voter?

      I agree that IRV, or VRR, or old-fashioned runoffs would all be preferable to our current plurality system. For instance, any one of these in Florida would have given us Pres. Gore in 2000.

      -4.25, -4.87 "If the truth were self-evident, there would be no need for eloquence." -- Cicero

      by HeyMikey on Wed Jan 31, 2007 at 11:08:02 AM PST

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      •  VRR tiebreakers ... (1+ / 0-)
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        ... have complicated names, and sometimes complicated formal descriptions, but I believe they are basically explainable. This sort of thing has to go on in round robin tournaments in sports, and if it's good enough for sports fans it should be good enough for the average American.

        e.g.
        (I didn't check to see if these numbers are actually possible)
        If A beats B 61-49, B beats C 59-51, and C beats A 57-53, who won? Well, C head the weakest defeat, so disqualify that one, then A counts as undefeated and is the winner.

        1. Election Reform 2. Kucinich 3. Richardson 4. Edwards

        by bolson on Thu Feb 01, 2007 at 01:29:26 PM PST

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