STV without Elimination
DEMOREP1 at aol.com
DEMOREP1 at aol.com
Wed Sep 2 19:21:37 PDT 1998
I repeat again--
Condorcet can be used for P.R. elections.
Each set of N candidates versus 1 (the other candidates are deemed losers)
would have to be done using number votes (1, 2, etc)- obviously using a
computer for large elections. The problem of course is multiple ties-- i.e.
not having N Condorcet winners. There could also be a YES/NO vote on each
candidate or party. The lowest YES candidate/party would lose for tiebreaker
purposes and have the votes transferred to the voter's next remaining choice
with the head to head math being rechecked.
Example-- Elect 5 in a district, 10 candidates. 2 candidates win in all of
their 5 versus 1 matches. The lowest YES candidate/ party would lose.
Recheck head to head math. Repeat cycle. Each winner would have a voting
power in the legislative body equal to the number of votes he/she receives.
A much more simple method uses simple IRO--
(a) An Elector may vote for one or more legislative candidates on the ballot
in a district (plus not more than  write-in votes) by voting "1", "2" and
so forth for his or her first, second and so forth choices. (b) If there are
more than  candidates (or remaining candidates) in the district, then the
candidate having the lowest number of votes shall be a losing candidate. (c)
Each vote for a losing candidate shall be transferred to the Elector's next
choice (if any) who is a remaining candidate in the district. (d) The two
prior steps shall be repeated until there are  remaining candidates in the
district who shall be elected. (e) A lottery shall be held if tie votes occur
in any step. (f) Each member of a legislative body (or his or her replacement)
shall have a voting power in the legislative body and its committees, in
person or by written proxy, equal to the votes that the member finally
receives in the election. (g) Example-
C = Candidates Voting Power
C1 21 = 21 + 1 = 22
C2 20 = 20 + 5 = 25
C3 15 = 15 + 3 = 18
C4 12 + 5 = 17 = 17
C5 12 + 1 = 13 - 13 = 0
C6 11 + 3 = 14 + 2 = 16
C7 9 - 9 = 0 = 0
VNT 0 = 0 + 2 = 2
100 100 100
C7 Loses C5 Loses
VNT= Votes not transferred
NO fractions, NO quotas. Technically a minority of 1 could be elected.
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