Let's found an organization to oppose IRV

DEMOREP1 at aol.com DEMOREP1 at aol.com
Tue Nov 14 17:52:04 PST 2000

Mr. Cretney wrote in part--

46 D A B C -- A B C much lower rated
19 A B C D -- D much lower
18 B C A D -- D much lower
17 C B A D -- D much lower

IRV picks B. 
D- Which of them has a YES majority ???

The A,B,C group is a standard divided majority.

Even if there is only 1 candidate (the other choices die*, resign or are 
disqualified), then the voters should have the option to just vote NO.

Should NOTA (none of the above) be on all ballots and be deemed to be a 
candidate (shorthand for NO on all human candidates) ???

*A U.S. Senator candidate in Missouri died after the ballots were printed but 
before the 7 Nov 2000 election.  His name got the most votes.  A vacancy was 
declared (to be filled until the next U.S. election (Nov. 2002) by the 
Missouri Governor).

On the plurality/majority problem,  there are the 3 obvious possibilities on 
the left-right scale------


A   <<------------>>
B                 <<----------------->>
C                                            <<-------------->>

<< or >> means may extend left/right.

Each dashed line may be a plurality or a majority (depending on method used).

Can the dashed lines not be continuous ???

Which is the *best* plurality/ majority for the public safety (especially for 
executive and judicial officers) ???

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