Write in votes

Rob Lanphier robla at eskimo.com
Wed May 6 00:22:38 PDT 1998

On Thu, 30 Apr 1998, Saari wrote:
> In a message dated 98-04-30 05:09:15 EDT, you write:
> << > Saari: Ranked votes (i.e. first, second, third) of ANY sort, regardless
> of the
>  > scoring method being used, necessarily involve a dictatorial ballot-
> creating
>  > function.
> > Markus: That's why most election methods have "write-in" options. 
> This still doesn't address the problem where the best outcome is "do-nothing".
> Most ranked methods essentially force a decision to "do something".

...unless, of course, one may write in "do nothing".  Heck, if it makes
sense in the context of the particular election, I'd imagine that would be
a listed option.

Rob Lanphier
robla at eskimo.com

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