[LMB] Voting

Sylvia McIvers sylviamcivers at gmail.com
Tue Dec 21 23:31:28 GMT 2021


On Tue, Dec 21, 2021 at 10:37 AM Pouncer via Lois-Bujold <
lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:

> Reports Beatrice Otter, of WorldCon:
>
>  >{A sub-set of Fans]  got organized and decided they wanted ...
>  > They got enough people to buy memberships and vote to get that
>
> Which is totally unlike setting forth a "slate" and so is totally ok!
>
> In canon we see a number of illustrations of the problems
> associated with voting as a social tool for establishing "best
> outcomes". First, chronologically, is of course the crew of
> the _Rene Magritte_ taking a vote to mutiny against Captain
> Naismith's explicit orders to run away.   How would you like
> to be among the crew members voting in the minority, there?
>

See also, Steady Freddy : I Didn't Vote For Him.


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