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• ### Judy Frankel

She evidently writes columns for Huffington Post, not just the one I'd seen. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ judy-frankel/

warren_d_smith31 1 day ago
• ### Re: Kansas voting machines manipulated? Statistician Beth Clarkson

There is a flaw in Clarkson's methodology. She accumulates precincts in order of votes cast - not the size of the precinct (ie the number of registered

jimrtex4192 2 days ago
• ### Judy Frankel

her book http://www.amazon.com/In-Search-Next-P-O-T-U-S-Washington/dp/0996203206 http://www.amazon.com/In-Search-Next-P-O-T-U-S-Washington/dp/0996203206 got

warren_d_smith31 2 days ago

## Group Description

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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