[LMB] OT: Rank(ed) Choice Voting.
Karen A. Wyle
kawyle at att.net
Wed Jun 30 13:43:15 BST 2021
Is this the sort of proportional representation that the Weimar Republic in Germany had and/or that Israel has? Those setups make it easy for small extremist parties to wield disproportionate control, but I don't know what if anything they have in common with the system your party advocates.
As for IRV "and various other" ranked choice systems, I'd be interested in how they assess Condorcet in particular, and how my in-house expert (aka hubby) would respond to any critique they had.
Karen On Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 02:16:56 AM EDT, B. Ross Ashley <brashley46 at gmail.com> wrote:
IRV and various other systems involving ranking one's choices are (in my
opinion, and in that of Fair Vote Canada, of which I am not a member)
worse than naked first-past-the-post. My own political party advocates
for open-list Mixed Member Proportional systems (
which produce a legislature more in proportion to the numerical
strengths of the various tendencies in the electorate. It works pretty
well in New Zealand, Scotland, Wales and in the London regional
assembly. And New Zealand proves that is is possible to get a majority
in Parliament under MMP ... the current Labour government there has a
majority of seats in the House, not just a plurality.
Of course it would not work for electing a President or a mayor, in
which contest there is only one seat available.
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