Electoral Commission & IRO

Mike Ositoff ntk at netcom.com
Tue Nov 3 20:05:44 PST 1998


David C. writes:

> On Tue, 3 Nov 1998, Mike Ositoff wrote:
> > 
> > It's interesting to note that the British commission recommending
> > on electoral reform recommended against IRO (AV) by itself.
> > Regrettably that information arrives barely too late for
> > the voters of Santa Clara, who will vote tomorrow on whether
> > or not to authorize the use of IRO in their county.
> > 
> > Mike Ossipoff
> ...But not because the commission believes that "IRO" is absolutely
> inferior to any other single-member election system. It's simply that
> there is a recognition that single-member systems suck, especially in
> dense suburban spreads like Britain.

No, the report specifically said that, by itself, AV would  be
worse than the current system in some ways.



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