[EM] Why I think IRV isn't a serious alternative 2

Dave Ketchum davek at clarityconnect.com
Thu Dec 25 18:48:25 PST 2008

On Thu, 25 Dec 2008 14:55:23 -0000 James Gilmour wrote:
> Incidentally, my personal view is that there should be no provision for "write-ins" at all in public elections.  If I am not
> prepared to declare myself as candidate and be nominated in the same way as all the other candidates, I cannot see any reason why
> anyone should take me seriously.  If my "friends" think I would be the best person to do the job, they should come and tell me and
> persuade me to stand, nominate me, and then campaign like fury to get me elected.
Worth some thought:

I think "nominate" has been thoroughly defined, and should not be changed 
as part of this debate.

Something such as "authorized for write-in" could be developed:
      Approved by candidate BEFORE the election.  This would outlaw some of 
the present nonsense.
      Perhaps James could offer useful thought.
> James
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