[EM] Re: the simplest election reform

Araucaria Araucana araucaria.araucana at gmail.com
Thu Jun 16 11:10:34 PDT 2005

On 15 Jun 2005 at 18:32 UTC-0700, Dave Ketchum wrote:
>On Thu, 16 Jun 2005 00:15:50 +0200 (CEST) Kevin Venzke wrote:
>> Ted,
>> --- Araucaria Araucana <araucaria.araucana at gmail.com> a écrit :
>>>Approval voting is a reasonable first step.  But what do you do about
>>>current top-two runoffs, or primaries in general?
> You should be glad to be rid of top-two runoffs - too often, by locking
> out the third candidate, they lock out the truly best liked candidate - 
> think of voter desires as follows, but voting Plurality plus
> top-two:

You all are missing the point of my original question.

Abd advocates allowing overvotes to instantly enable approval voting.

But sneaking approval in this way doesn't solve the more general
problem of eliminating the primary.  I *do* want to eliminate the
primary, since it is merely an artifact of plurality/SVFPP.

So sure, I say go ahead and allow overvoting.  But don't lose sight of
the end goal.

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