Splitting the votes

David Catchpole s349436 at student.uq.edu.au
Wed Oct 7 00:21:17 PDT 1998

On Wed, 7 Oct 1998, New Democracy wrote:

> Dear David Catchpole,
> You wrote: "2) It should be hard for any candidates to split the vote."
>      No, I disagree. It is acceptable for candidates to split the vote of
> their party - as long as there is a way for those votes to come back
> together.

By "split the vote" I mean a retraction of a/group of candidate/s would
result in an advantage/disadvantage to other candidates. Obviously
"split" comes from the nature of the phenomenon as regards FPP. I
apologise to people if they inferred that I was referring only to that
phenomenon (It was late, and I was... um, not quite up to it). "Allowing
votes to come back together" means "splitting" as I define it does not
occur in the first place.

More information about the Election-Methods mailing list