[EM] Re: Election-methods digest, Vol 1 #167 - 9 msgs

James Gilmour jgilmour at globalnet.co.uk
Thu Jul 17 05:45:02 PDT 2003

Clinton wrote (in part):
> Personally, I think it would be better just to eliminate 
> below the line 
> voting (voting for individual candidates), and let candidates 
> form their 
> own groups at their choice. Each independent could form its 
> own group. 
> Groups could have a brief listing of names. This would reduce 
> the size 
> of the ballot paper from over 200 boxes to about 20. The actually 
> process of counting would be the same (STV).

That surely would reduce the voting system to little more than party
list PR with closed lists.
To me that strikes at the very heart of what STV-PR is about.

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