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new IRVsurveys.com, how to help in VA? 1: With lots of help, we finally have a free IRV "survey" site with the some features to make it easier to use so that more people will vote in multiple
leesandw
Sep 8, 2011
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Can we push for an IRV amendment in VA? I was thinking than an amendment should be proposed promising IRV/alternative vote. What this needs: People in VA must agree to submit letters-to-editors of
leesandw
Oct 12, 2009
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gov contest ideal for IRV progress I wish I was in Virginia. It will be relatively easy for any virginia activist to get national attention to IRV by pushing the candidates now. Because NY and
leesandw
Oct 12, 2009
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Claim Democracy Conference & IRV Training Seminar Hi Folks, FairVote and other organizations are sponsoring the upcoming Claim Democracy Conference, November 9-11 in Washington, DC. Leaders from around the
Ryan ODonnell
Oct 26, 2007
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Upgrade Democracy video contest! Announcing FairVote's Upgrade Democracy video contest! Tell us what do you think ought to be done to improve elections by making a short video answering the
fairvoteliz
Aug 2, 2007
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Is anything happening in this group? I've been a member of this group for several months and have yet to notice any activity. Is the group defunct, or is there nothing going on with regards to
grgwrzbcki
Aug 2, 2007
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WILDCARD Check this out! A movement to recruit the best Democratic Party ticket for the 2008 General election. Visit the Wildcard at
Kevin
Aug 2, 2007
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Virginia election moves us closer to a paper trail Is there an official GPVA statement on this? Thanks, Scott from http://westofshockoe.blogspot.com/2006/11/virginia-election-moves-us-closer-to.html Virginia
Scott
Nov 20, 2006
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Re: Digest Number 104 Loretta Simonson has an article in the Fourth Quarter 2006 issue of National Parliamentarian called "Electronic Voting in Small and Large Assemblies". She
nathanlarson3141
Nov 7, 2006
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Election coverage What's a good news channel or website to watch this evening, to find out the results of the four IRV initiatives (Minneapolis, Pierce County, Davis, and
nathanlarson3141
Nov 7, 2006
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Re: Digest Number 104 The International IDEA Handbook of Electoral System Design (www.upd.oas.org/lab/Documents/fiapp/ld_eh1_01_97_eng.pdf) By the way, for multi-position elections
Scott
Nov 7, 2006
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Implementing IRV in organizations Since we don't have a wiki yet, I went ahead and posted an article on Electorama with a section on how to implement IRV (and other alternate voting methods) in
nathanlarson3141
Nov 6, 2006
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Approval voting: illegal It would appear that approval voting is illegal under the Virginia Code. So much for experimenting with that system. ... ยง 24.2-663. When ballot void. If a
nathanlarson3141
Nov 3, 2006
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Three other FairVote-related initiatives Given that it seems like that our IRV activity over the next few months may be centered around organizing and gathering support rather than pushing legislative
nathanlarson3141
Nov 3, 2006
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Reality check on ER movement: Re: My endorsement ... Anything sent to virv@... goes to the leaders of InstantRunoffVA. The idea was that people submitting petition signatures or comments through the website
nathanlarson3141
Nov 3, 2006
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Reality check on ER movement: Re: My endorsement ... Nathan, Are you on the VIRV list? It has been getting a lot of anti-IRV spam too, with responses. These spammers have nothing practical to say besides: 1-
leesandw
Nov 2, 2006
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My endorsement of experimenting with alternative systems In an effort to build bridges to the range voting advocates, I went ahead and issued this endorsement. I think that we should at least give Condorcet,
nathanlarson3141
Nov 2, 2006
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Re: Digest Number 101 I have sent emails to my state reps- Lambert and McClellan. I have successfully enacted IRV for officers elections for my neighborhood association. I would
Scott
Nov 2, 2006
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ideas for getting started The rallies & events I helped with were usually organized around some other big event like a hearing or council meeting. Next week's election could be good
leesandw
Nov 1, 2006
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Re: Bombarding everyone ... Is there anyone in or near the Fauquier area who would be interested in collaborating on this project (setting up a local info meeting)? If someone in a nearby
nathanlarson3141
Nov 1, 2006
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Re: Bombarding everyone ... I wonder how Patrick decided on that strategy. IMHO, few politicians will do anything about an issue until they think: 1- that there is is a local base of
leesandw
Nov 1, 2006
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Re: Bombarding everyone with IRV information Oh yeah, I forgot that towns, cities, and counties can't use IRV until the Virginia Code is changed. OK so that eliminates a lot of the people I was thinking
nathanlarson3141
Nov 1, 2006
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Bombarding everyone with IRV information Well, my friend Patrick Quinn, who was an IRV activist for awhile with the Virginia Greens, told me I should just keep bombarding people with IRV-related
nathanlarson3141
Nov 1, 2006
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IRV at University of Mary Washington Good news, the University of Mary Washington student government may be discussing IRV at tomorrow night's meeting! Does anyone know any UMW students who could
nathanlarson3141
Oct 31, 2006
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wtw: ignore "brokenladder" spam to this list (more like broken morals!) This list has been harassed by a morally deficient anti-IRV spammer. There is a long history of spammers posting to IRv campaigns
leesandw
Oct 31, 2006
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Re: Pitching IRV to Virginia colleges and universities I went ahead and sent emails to student leaders at about half of the schools on the list I sent out earlier. But I was unable to find contact info for the
nathanlarson3141
Oct 31, 2006
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Email / letter sent to Russ Potts I sent this today. Most of the language is borrowed from our website and various LTEs. ... Dear Senator Potts: As President of Virginians for Instant Runoff
nathanlarson3141
Oct 31, 2006
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Critique of range voting Clay Shentrup posted some messages in support of his "range voting" idea, in which voters would score each candidate on a scale of 0-10; the scores for each
nathanlarson3141
Oct 31, 2006
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Re: IRV empowers VOTERS, not parties/party leaders That's an interesting view that plurality politics enabled America's dominance. I always thought it was our free market economic system. Europe's economy is
nathanlarson3141
Oct 31, 2006
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Re: IRV empowers VOTERS, not parties/party leaders The thing to understand is that parties are practically irrelevant using IRV. That's why party leaders often prefer PR to IRV. But that's what MOST people
leesandw
Oct 31, 2006
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