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• ### Re: Braess traffic/congestion paradox

The model seems highly contrived. Cities A and B are quite close together since they can be linked by an efficient route that takes only two minutes. Yet the

jimrtex4192 7 hours ago

This is interesting. http://theconversation.com/the-maths-of-congestion-springs-strings-and-traffic-jams-41684

warren_d_smith31 16 hours ago
• ### Re: Rand Paul "filibusters" Patriot Act 215 renewal

Well, it sounded like Paul had an opportunity to genuinely filibuster the Patriot Act, but chose instead to pretend to filibuster it while actually only

warren_d_smith31 16 hours ago

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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.

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