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

Raph Frank raphfrk at gmail.com
Sun Mar 14 18:17:28 PDT 2010

On Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 12:04 AM, Terry Bouricius
<terryb at burlingtontelecom.net> wrote:
> Ralph is describing the open list system used in such places as the
> Netherlands (nation-wide) and Finland (regionally).

I was thinking of a system with 1 list per candidate, rather than 1
list per party.  This gives the voters more choice.

Open list works the same, except that there is only 1 list per party.

However, combining candidate lists in a monotonic way would be difficult.

The tree method would have seats distributed between the parties and
then within the various "wings" of the parties based on how many votes
each party/wing/candidate obtained.

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