[EM] Caltech/MIT election report URL

Anthony Simmons bbadonov at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 15 23:20:35 PDT 2001

>> From: DEMOREP1 at aol.com
>> Subject: [EM] Caltech/MIT election report URL

>> http://www.vote.caltech.edu

>> Yet another report about a technology fix to the 2000
>> President Election fiasco in Florida.

>> .....snip.....

>> One can only imagine what will happen in various *reports*
>> if there are *serious* efforts to get reform election
>> methods for legislative bodies (i.e. proportional
>> representation) and/or executive/judicial offices (i.e.
>> one or more of the methods mentioned on this list).

Look at how much effort it's taken to create even a small
interest in IRV.  Technology is like an analgesic; take it
and forget the problem.  It will be hard to get anyone to
move beyond the technological fix; this is an aspect of
election reform not yet adequately addressed.  With all of
the hype about election reform, the Jimmy & Jerry commission
just wrote down what everyone was already saying.

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