Unranked IRV versus Approval - divergent winners exist!

DEMOREP1 at aol.com DEMOREP1 at aol.com
Mon Apr 2 11:31:56 PDT 2001

Mr. Ruen wrote in part--

Runoffs are the best single-vote election method. Approval and Condorcet are

not single votes - they are N and N*(N-1)/2 elections which must be merged

somehow to pick a winner.
D- Current reality in the U.S.A. ----- 

(A) plurality winner primaries in 40 States, top 2 runoff primaries in 10 
States (with circa 35 percent voter turnout -- encouraging extremists to run 
when there are open seats/ offices).

(B) plurality winners in all States (with some possible majority requirement 
exceptions for Governor or U.S.A. Senator in a small number of States-- I 
lack details)

Thus, many voters in such 10 States currently have to vote 3 times to elect 

One of the objectives of election reform is to just have one election to 
lower election costs and to reduce the extremism in the primaries.

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