[EM] Re: Mixed Condorcet-Plurality

DEMOREP1 at aol.com DEMOREP1 at aol.com
Wed Apr 11 18:05:23 PDT 2001

Mr. Ruen wrote--

AC=49, BC=48, CB=3 is an equally interesting election to challenge the

Condorcet winner - do we really want a majority support so badly that we are

willing to elect a candidate with such a small first rank support?
D- It is the very rough 1932. Extremists are strong. The center is *weak*

A= Hitler, B = Stalin, C = Washington

I am quite sure that most folks (i.e. a majority) will be happy with a 
centrist even in the worst of times.

Once again---- IRV will have a very strong possibility of having 2 extremists 
at the end with one of them claiming some sort of majority *mandate* for 
his/her extremist agenda.

Primaries are not needed.  Proportional representation can/ should /must be 
used for legislative body elections.  Elections for executive and judicial 
offices can/ should /must be nonpartisan.

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