[Election-Methods] Fwd: FYI - FairVote MN Responds to Lawsuit Against IRV

Kathy Dopp kathy.dopp at gmail.com
Wed Dec 26 19:16:20 PST 2007

Thanks Dave,

I think I understand Condorcet now and what the = signs are for, and I
like Condorcet and see no immediate drawbacks to its tabulation method
like I do to the IRV tabulation method.

I would urge that we get a handle on ensuring that our vote counts are
accurate prior to using any but the simple one vote per one winner
system though because our system is hopelessly wide-open to undetected
outcome-determinative tampering and miscount now.  I know of no other
major industry that is not subjected to any scientific independent

You guys might be happy to know that we're developing election
auditing calculations that handle multi-candidate/multi-winner races.

The most updated, correct, and simple explanation of the mathematics
of calculating election auditing sample sizes is here:

Mandatory Post-Election Vote Count Audits

and a smaller pdf version of the powerpoint presentation:

Thanks for the lesson on Condorcet.  Is this system in use anywhere yet?


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