Message from Jim Lindsay

Rob Lanphier robla at
Mon Feb 19 00:30:26 PST 1996

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Date: Fri, 16 Feb 1996 21:49:42 -0800 (PST)
From: Jim Lindsay <jlindsay at>
To: Rob Lanphier <robla at>
Subject: Re: [ER] New "election-methods" list

This is excellent, Rob, thanks!  Due to time constraints, I'm not going 
to subscribe to election-methods for now; hopefully things will be better 
after June.  I'm often interested in the discussions, just a matter of 
prioritizing.  If anyone has a question about computerizing, PRMaster, or 
the like, they should ask me directly.

-- Jim

On Thu, 15 Feb 1996, Rob Lanphier wrote:

> I'm starting up an "election-methods-list" list to discuss single-winner
> reform, the relative merits of different PR systems, and the technical
> underpinnings of all election methods.  This list is intended to 
> compliment, not to replace, the existing "elections-reform" list.  
> Please continue to discuss the various electoral reform movements in the
> U.S. and throughout the world in the "elections-reform" list.  
> "elections-reform" is still the best forum for discussing strategies used 
> in reform campaigns, specific legislation addressing reform, and 
> educational material about reform.
> What is the difference, you ask?  "election-methods-list" discussions will
> most likely be more technical in nature, with the ultimate goal of
> providing recommendations and educational material to the members of
> "elections-reform".  There have been complaints in the past that
> discussions on "elections-reform" have been too technical, and
> "election-methods-list" has been created to offload the more prolific
> technical discussions to "elections-reform".  It lets folks use
> "elections-reform"  to stay abreast of current activity in electoral
> reform without fear of their inbox exploding. 
> To subscribe to "election-methods-list", send mail to majordomo at
> with no subject line (any subject will be ignored), and the following one
> line in the body of your message: 
> subscribe election-methods-list
> My apologies to anybody who stumbled on the web page that I set up a week 
> ago at and tried 
> to subscribe (and failed, because the list didn't exist yet).  In the time I 
> was waiting for the list to get set up, I set up the web page.  
> Everything should *now* work according to the instructions on that page.
> That's all there is to it.  Let me know if you have any questions about 
> the new list.
> Thanks,
> Rob Lanphier
> robla at

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