[EM] Sortition and the Delegable Proxy system

Kristofer Munsterhjelm km_elmet at lavabit.com
Tue Jan 31 00:13:22 PST 2012

On 01/31/2012 07:14 AM, Clinton Mead wrote:
> Why not simply IRV until 500 candidates are left.

STV would probably be better - or if you want a weighted assembly, 
continuous cumulative voting (which is like RV except every ballot's 
rating is divided by the sum of the undivided ratings on that ballot).

> Wouldn't this produce a similar result without the randomness?

Then it would no longer be strategy-proof. And if it's not 
strategy-proof, you could use any conventional PR rule.

Another advantage of the randomness is that it's procedurally simple. 
Instead of doing transfers and re-transfers, you just pick a ballot from 
the heap and elect the candidate named on it.

With randomness, the voters don't have to know who's in the running, 
either, making the rule more sortition-like.

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