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 RANGE VOTING selects the winner of an N-candidate election: (a) Each vote consists of assigning a point value from 0 to 99 to each candidate (for example, 30 points for candidate A, 64 for B etc.) The voter might give her favorite candidate a 99 and her least-favorite zero. (b) If a voter desires to express no opinion about any particular candidate, she may assign an X instead of a point value, indicating "intentional blank." (c) A candidate's "total score" is the average of all his non-blank scores (average = sum of points voters cast for that candidate divided by the number of voters who did not vote an X for him). (d) Candidate with highest average wins. (e) Candidates with too few non-X votes (even though they might have high scores) are not permitted to win. Range voting has properties superior to other single-winner voting systems: 1) Simplicity; 2) Encourages voter honesty instead of strategy; 3) Can be done on plurality-type "dumb" voting machines; 4) Unaffected by candidate cloning; 5) Best by test in computer simulation experiments measuring Bayesian regret of different voting systems; 6) Reduces spoiled ballots and 2-party domination. For more information please go to the Center for Range Voting. This bulletin board is the CRV's communication medium. WARNING: for many purposes, we now are trying to MIGRATE to the election science foundation GoogleGroup instead. (Also try clicking "links" or text-searching our archive.)
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 Re: An inconvenient simulation ... Well, you *could* just stumble around in the dark, but if you want to get to the other side of the road before a truck flattens you -- there is a truck Posted - Fri May 24, 2013 5:59 pm Abd ul-Rahman Lomax Send Email Re: An inconvenient simulation Perhaps this answers Ellis (I do not know): Consider a 2-way simple majority election A vs B. Voters flip a biased coin to choose vote. If bias is Posted - Fri May 24, 2013 3:00 am WarrenS Send Email Re: An inconvenient simulation 2013/5/23 Michael Ellis ... No, thank you. You're doing actual work here; in this case, we're just kibbutzing from the sidelines. Posted - Fri May 24, 2013 2:35 am Jameson Quinn Send Email Re: An inconvenient simulation Jameson, Steve, Abd, Dale, thanks for the comments and critiques. Like the turtle, I make progress only when I stick my neck out. I should say, in case it's Posted - Thu May 23, 2013 8:03 pm Michael Ellis Send Email Which numerical rating scales have pro pollsters used to rate politi Searching a large international poll database by the ORS for range-style polls using various numerical scales for people providing overall-ratings for Posted - Thu May 23, 2013 7:54 pm WarrenS Send Email Add RangeVoting to your personalized My Yahoo! page   What's This?

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