[EM] I could use some help with advocacy.

Kristofer Munsterhjelm km_elmet at t-online.de
Thu Apr 15 09:29:16 PDT 2021

On 15/04/2021 05.45, VoteFair wrote:
> I looked at your proposed wording change and I like the fact that it's a
> simple way to improve IRV.  (Anything helps.)
> As I understand it, there's a pairwise comparison between the two
> candidates who have the fewest transferred votes, and the loser in that
> pair is eliminated.
> Perhaps you should give it a name.  Perhaps one that begins with the
> words "Ranked Choice ...".  But not Ranked Choice Including Pairwise
> Elimination, aka RCIPE, because that's already in use.

It's called BTR-IRV in this post:
(Electowiki also has a page on it:

That's Bottom Two Runoff (but also "better").

The term "ranked choice voting" is too ambiguous for me to tell whether
you could just move it right over and call the method BTR-RCV. To me,
"ranked choice" sounds like just another way of saying "ranked", but of
course, FairVote thinks differently.


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