[EM] Many candidates (Re: language/framing quibble)

Michael Allan mike at zelea.com
Fri Mar 6 06:08:00 PST 2009

Juho Laatu wrote:
> (I limit the scope of discussion to
> single-winner elections, and exlude
> primaries and other party internal
> candidate selection and hierarchical
> proxy based methods.)
> . . .
> One approach is to use a candidate
> tree where the votes (to individual
> candidates) are summed up in all
> the branches to see which branch,
> sub-branch and candidate wins.
> This would allow very high number
> of candidates.

Is this approach in scope?  A tree is a hierarchical structure, and
its nodes are proxies.
> From: Fred Gohlke <fredgohlke at verizon.net>
> Subject: Re: [EM] language/framing quibble
> > 
> > My purpose is to devise a practical method of asking the
> > people of Owego who they want as their mayor.

Fred Gohlke's approach would also be out of scope.  Practical
Democracy is tree based.  It is also (emphatically) a primary.

Michael Allan

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