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Top N per district P.R. Method

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  • Demorep1@aol.com
    In view of the now infamous 2000 Florida President Election Mess (all sorts of screwed up votes) --- a simple proportional representation method for
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 3, 2000
      In view of the now infamous 2000 Florida President Election Mess (all sorts
      of screwed up votes) --- a simple proportional representation method for
      legislative bodies (pending having electronic voting in ALL precincts (with
      100 percent security)).

      Elect N (2 or more, preferably at least 5) members in each legislative body
      district (or T total members)

      Districts can have some long term stability (based on larger political
      subdivisions-- one or more counties, cities, townships, etc. -- and/or major
      natural features-- major highways, rivers, etc.)
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      1. Not later than X days before the Election day each candidate shall file a
      rank order list of the other candidates in his/her district (option- in some
      or all districts) for purposes of step 4. Such lists shall be made public
      immediately.

      2. Each Elector may vote for 1 candidate.

      3. The N candidates receiving the highest number of votes in each district
      shall be elected.

      OR

      The T candidates receiving the highest number of votes in in all districts s
      hall be elected. [This should require that all districts contain roughly
      the same number of voters so that at least 2 members are elected in each
      district].

      Variant (adding some complexity)- The H candidates receiving the highest
      number of votes in each district shall be elected. The T minus (the number
      of districts times H) candidates receiving the highest number of votes in all
      districts shall also be elected.

      (Example- Total members = 100, 20 districts, H = 3 (highest in each district)

      100 - (20 x 3) = 40 other highest in all districts)

      4. The votes for each losing candidate shall be transferred to the elected
      member highest on the losing candidate's rank order list.

      5. Each member shall have a voting power in the legislative body equal to the
      number of direct and transferred votes that he/she receives.

      ---
      Math utopia may have to wait to another day (for such electronic voting and
      head to head math education) (and in view of the not exactly 200 plus
      political I.Q.'s of lots of folks).

      That is, Number Votes and doing the zillion head to head comparisons on a
      zillion ballots of---

      N test winners versus one test loser (others presumed to be losers) with a
      simple tiebreaker.
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