[EM] Voting systems theory and proportional representation vs simple representation. (Abd ul-Rahman Lomax)

Raph Frank raphfrk at gmail.com
Sat Mar 13 14:27:27 PST 2010

On Sat, Mar 13, 2010 at 8:53 PM, Kathy Dopp <kathy.dopp at gmail.com> wrote:
> Abd ul, I agree with virtually all you say that I had time to read,
> but would prefer party list voting over asset voting simply because it
> forces the #1 elector, as you put it, to state in advance who he will
> nominate with any excess votes and also in some systems gives the
> voters a chance to vote for changes in the order of the list.  This
> gives options to those voters who are well-informed that asset voting
> does not.

Party list systems only allow one list per party.  This means that the
number 1 candidate will be the party leader.

I would prefer each candidate being able to submit his own list, there
is also the tree system.

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