[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 ( 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mixed-member_proportional_representation ) 
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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