[EM] Brief Comment on IRV debate

Jameson Quinn jameson.quinn at gmail.com
Fri Jan 20 15:03:42 PST 2012

2012/1/20 robert bristow-johnson <rbj at audioimagination.com>

> sorry, guys, i don't have time to write much now (but i will try to
> tonight).  but similar to the repeal vote in 2010, and similar to the
> two-party system, i feel that the choice you're offering (SODA vs. IRV3) is
> a choice between Dumb and Dumber.

Well, I said that the systems which deal with the weak CW problem, and so
are more viable for incumbents and partisans, are SODA, IRV, and MJ. How do
you feel about MJ?

> we need a decent ranked ballot so that we are not forced into that choice
> (and i thought your automobile brand analogy was nice Jameson).


> actually, i'm working (volunteer) in the mayoral race right now (for the
> Dem).  the Progs haven't yet nominated a candidate and, when we thought
> they might (Dec 13), they put it off until the day after tomorrow.  but a
> 3rd candidate has emerged (Wanda Hines, go to the burlington free press and
> look her up) who will appeal to the Prog base more than either the Dem or
> GOP.  so, for the very first election after IRV is repealed, we may have a
> good test case, post-IRV.  we may very well get a Mayor 41% and if we do,
> i'm gonna take that fact and bonk it over the heads of some DINOs that were
> opposed to IRV and also against the majority rule question we slipped in a
> year later.

Thanks for the update.

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