[EM] Instant Pairwise Elimination Runoff

Anthony Simmons asimmons at krl.org
Tue Apr 10 13:38:05 PDT 2001

>> From: DEMOREP1 at aol.com
>> Subject: RE: Instant Pairwise Elimination Runoff

I'm not simply bashing John Q. Voter about just
anything having to do with elections, but
specifically bashing him about the way he will
choose a new voting method.  In the matter of how
the public makes decisions, I'm taking my cue
from the experts -- advertising copy writers.

I do think in general, however, that complex
considerations are likely to be ignored.  I'm
still hearing in editorials that IRV eliminates

>> Mr. Simmons wrote in part-

>> I know this is going to sound really silly,
>> but with the majority of the electorate, the
>> most important factor is what it's called.

>> ---
>> D- Is *ANY* multiple choice ranked or unranked
>> *Majority Rule* method too complex for the
>> brains of John/Mary Q. Voter (for executive
>> and judicial offices) ??? (P.R. for
>> legislative body elections)

>> A certain percentage of political morons will
>> exist *whatever* election reform method is
>> being used --- noting the infamous Florida
>> 2000 election for U.S.A. President.

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