[EM] Fwd: Expert report reveals weaknesses of RCV | The Maine Wire

Forest Simmons fsimmons at pcc.edu
Tue Nov 17 00:49:47 PST 2020

(See below for link to article in the Maine Wire)

Date: Monday, November 16, 2020
Subject: Expert report reveals weaknesses of RCV | The Maine Wire
To: Forest Simmons <fsimmons at pcc.edu>

Article in the Maine Wire about disaffection with RCV. The two main
concerns (1) decreased voter "participation" due to difficulty of ranking
long lists of candidates. (2) winners elected with less than fifty percent
support of the ballots due to incomplete rankings.

Comments from RCV advocates blamed these problems on the poor quality of
the electorate.

It is just as Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) predicted in 1884. And not
knowing about Dodgson's Asset Voting or (Eppley's  VPR) they seemed to
believe that RCV simply HAD to be considered voter friendly because they
could not imagine a real voter friendly solution to the wasted vote/
spoiler problem.


Those who have not followed the thread


can find more discussion on the importance of voter friendly ballots for
public elections in that thread.

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