[EM] Oscar Voting

David L Wetzell wetzelld at gmail.com
Wed Feb 22 14:54:45 PST 2012

It is not very old news that IRV is getting used in the Oscars and
Obama/McCain's past endorsements of it are still getting major media


On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 4:47 PM, Jameson Quinn <jameson.quinn at gmail.com>wrote:

> Um, the McCain/Obama endorsements are very old news – for instance, it's
> from before either MJ or SODA even existed. (I know in the latter case
> that's not saying much, nor am I claiming that Obama would be more likely
> to endorse SODA today, I'm just saying that there are two systems today
> that I consider reasonably well-explored and better than what existed
> previously, that didn't exist over in the early 2000s when Obama endorsed
> IRV.)
> 2012/2/22 David L Wetzell <wetzelld at gmail.com>
>>  Steve Pond:
>> http://www.thewrap.com/awards/column-post/oscar-voting-now-passions-got-nothing-do-it-35468?page=0,0
>> The P of irv is on the rise, in addition to with the endorsement of
>> Barack Obama as highlighted in Rob Richies editorial in the NYTimes, and
>> we're not likely to change that in a way that similarly raises the P of *one
>> *alternative.
>>  dlw
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