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Re: Alternative voting methods, what do you think?

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  • greg
    I have heard about instant runoff voting before, and think it s a good idea. Thanks for the links.
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 17, 2004
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      I have heard about instant runoff voting before, and think it's a good
      idea. Thanks for the links.
      --- In prezveepsenator@yahoogroups.com, "tonymaloley" <am7788zz@m...>
      wrote:
      > I know a lot of people are sore at Nader, and instant runoff voting
      > is one of his things, but I think it is a great idea. Have you seen
      > it explained well? What do you think?
      >
      > I just found another alternative voting system that is similar,
      > called Condorcet. Haven't had time to analyze it yet.
      >
      > This is a step-by-step flash presentation of how IRV works:
      > http://www.chrisgates.net/irv/votesequence.html
      >
      > A site that champions IRV:
      > http://www.fairvote.org/irv/
      >
      > These folks explain Condorcet, and oppose IRV:
      > http://electionmethods.org/CondorcetEx.htm
      > I think their argument against IRV seems too mathy, and ignores an
      > important point. It doesn't consider that big parties will change
      > their platform in response to performance of small-party candidates
      > who have a chance, thereby making a better democracy: people telling
      > government what to think and not vice-versa.
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