[EM] IRV & Participation clarification

MIKE OSSIPOFF nkklrp at hotmail.com
Fri May 5 21:53:18 PDT 2000

EM list--

When I said that someone who decides to show up & vote,
in an IRV (Alternative Vote) election, can make his last choice
win thereby, when that wouldn't have happened had that voter
stayed home, I mean that that can happen even if the voter
votes sincerely. IRV fails Participation as you & Steve defined it.
But of course that's the least of IRV's failings. Would you believe
that there's actually an organization that's heavily promoting
that the piece of crap that it calls IRV?

Sometimes it seems that we're being lax because we aren't
out telling people what we know about the problems of methods
that are being offered to the public. People have a right to
know. Don't we have a responsibility to tell them?

Mike Ossipoff

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