[EM] Some answers to "1-person-1-vote"

Scott Ritchie scott at open-vote.org
Thu Nov 10 08:27:49 PST 2005

On Wed, 2005-11-09 at 20:58 -0500, Abd ul-Rahman Lomax wrote:
> A true violation of 1p1v (hey, it *is* easier to type) would be a 
> scheme where deletion of one of the "extra" votes *could* affect the 
> outcome. Cumulative Voting allows more than one vote per person, but 
> typically it is really one-share, one-vote.
> The true purpose of 1p1v is that all voters have equal rights. 
> Approval Voting is really just another form of alternative voting, 
> same as IRV. But simpler and better....

Calling cumulative voting a violation of one person one vote is quite
misleading.  Everyone gets the same number of points in a cumulative
voting election - just because these points are sometimes called
"votes" (as also happens in a borda count) doesn't mean they actually

Scott Ritchie

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