IRV unconstitutional?

Sat Mar 9 02:03:39 PST 2002

Mr. Ossipoff wrote in part-

There's also the federal Constitution provision requiring equal
protection under the law, and it could be argued that uncounted
pairwise preference votes on a pairwise ballot amount to unequal
protection in that election.
D- Obviously ANY election method determines a winner in a certain way.

If there is no majority YES requirement, then all sorts of minority 
machinations can happen -- as with IRV.

The 14th Amendment was written in 1866 when plurality winners and 
gerrymanders were business as usual.

Good luck on any 14th Amendment Equal Protection Clause anti-IRV lawsuit  -- 
taking note the EPC was used in Bush v. Gore, ___ U.S. ____ (2000).

Some elementary education about the mere existance of having YES majorities 
and Head to Head (simple Condorcet) must NOW be done.

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