[EM] Single/Multimember districts (was Re: In defence of IRV)

Kristofer Munsterhjelm km_elmet at t-online.de
Thu Nov 18 06:12:26 PST 2021

On 16.11.2021 15:52, robert bristow-johnson wrote:
> Unfortunately it's top-two vote getters.  Each voter has two votes.

That's not a particularly good method, no; but if you succeed getting
BTR-IRV enacted, and you decide to advocate for replacing the top-two
method with STV, you could use the BTR version.

Every STV variant with the same surplus election mechanism passes Droop
proportionality, so modifying the elimination mechanism (like BTR-IRV
does) won't make it fail Droop. So getting BTR-IRV passed shouldn't
hinder future adoption of STV.

I don't know if replacing the top-two method with STV is feasible,
though, as I don't know enough about Vermont politics.


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