[Election-Methods] RE : Is this Condorcet method reasonable?
juho4880 at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Dec 4 22:12:56 PST 2007
On Dec 5, 2007, at 5:24 , Abd ul-Rahman Lomax wrote:
> If someone can buy a candidate's withdrawal, they could presumably
> also buy the candidate if the candidate wins, and the latter is
> actually more dangerous!
Buying the withdrawal of a losing candidate is probably cheaper.
> Consider an asset system where the electors maintain the right of
> recall -- essentially vote reassignment.
This kind of systems would keep the voters in touch and in charge of
what is happening in politics. The inability of voters to change
their opinion in midterm can also be intentional. This kind of an
arrangement guarantees the representatives a more steady basis for
work and makes it possible to make decisions that are not very
popular among the voters (e.g. taxes) (but that might be better
understood among them by the next election).
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