[EM] Democracy Chronicles Interview Articles

Michael Ossipoff email9648742 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 21 12:09:25 PDT 2012

Hi Adrian, and other EM members:

All of us are delighted that you and Democracy Chronicles agree with us
about the absolute necessity of an adequate voting system. So few peope
realize how key that is., at the center of the problem. Few people realize
the extent of Plurality's distortion, disregard and  contravention of the
public's wishes. Few people realize the full enormity of the consequences
of that, the degree to which it explains the universally-felt dismay and
disapproval of our political results. So it's very good news, when we find
out that we aren't the only ones interested in fixing the voting-system

There is one small addition that I want to make, to my article that I
posted. One small paragraph to add:

After the heading that says, "Approval strategy:", I want to insert this
small paragraph:

"Experience with the several interesting and instructive presidential
mock-elections that we've held at the election-methods mailing list
suggests to me that, in Approval, voters will typically just know whom they
want to approve. They'll have an intutitive feel for whom they want to
approve. The suggestions below are merely for any time when they don't."

[end of article addition]

I'll add this to the article that I posted, and repost the resulting new

Mike Ossipoff

On Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 12:51 PM, Adrian Tawfik <adriantawfik at yahoo.com>wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> Sorry for my delay in writing this, I made a mistake signing up and it
> took me a week to realize it.  I have now read a lot of the forum
> discussions and I am very happy that you all seem interested in getting
> your message out there.  We really want as many articles about election
> reform as we can get especially from your group of election experts.
> If I follow the consensus correctly, you want to post the articles on the
> forum before publishing so everyone can take a look.  This works fine for
> me.  I am going to come up with an introduction for Mr. Fobes' answers to
> the interview questions and I will post it to the forum.
> If anyone has any questions or comments, please feel free to email me at
> the address below.  Mike Ossipoff already posted to the forum an article
> that he would like to see on the website.  If anyone else feels they would
> like to write their own articles about democracy for the website, that
> would be fantastic.  We are expanding and currently looking for help from
> people with different viewpoints.  I really would like to give readers a
> feel for the debate that you are having about election methodology.  People
> want a better government and it is time for reform.
> Mr. Ossipoff - Feel free to email me about your article.  We are
> absolutely thrilled with your writing and subject matter.
> Keep an eye out on Democracy Chronicles for the first article to be
> published.  I plan to publish the interviews soon after in the following
> order:
>    - Richard Fobes (my first contact)
>    -
>    Michael Allan
>    -
>    Robert Bristow-Johnson
>    - Andrew Jennings
>    -
>    Mike Ossipoff
>    -
>     Jameson Quinn
>    - Stéphane Rouillon
> Thanks everyone for all your help!  I look forward to hearing from you!
> Sincerely,
> Adrian Tawfik
> adriantawfik at yahoo.com
> democracychronicles.com
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