⸘Howdy‽ http://phys.org/news/2017-11-algorithm-combat-gerrymandering.html I remember a few years ago on the list for RangeVoting, we did an analysis ofprojectrosemary
06-28 is TauDay, a day devoted to the 1 true CircleConstant (the 1st 3 digits of the decimal representation of Tau (τ) is 6.28). I shall tie this to Electoralprojectrosemary
(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
(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:
2) Encourages voter honesty instead of strategy;
3) Can be done on plurality-type
"dumb" voting machines;
4) Unaffected by
5) Best by test in computer simulation experiments measuring
of different voting systems;
6) Reduces spoiled ballots and 2-party domination.
For more information please go to the
Center for Range Voting.
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