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Charley

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Re:experiment
« Reply #45 on: November 02, 2002, 08:20:40 pm »

My "low vote total wins" proposal was only a little tounge-in-cheek.  The primary reason I proposed it, or something similar, is to get away from the strategic voting schemes that the cumulative vote plan encourages.  Cumulative voting, proportional voting etc are far more popular in some other countries and in poly-sci classes than in most of the US.   Are we going to try to change the voting process in the freestate to this same schema??  If so,  count me out.  If not, then why are we using it now??
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Re:experiment
« Reply #46 on: November 03, 2002, 10:06:51 pm »

No, we don't have any official position on government elections; I favor something like proportional representation for the legislature, instant runoff voting for governor races.
http://www.fairvote.org
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Re:experiment
« Reply #47 on: November 04, 2002, 12:16:43 am »

Darn I thought of a drawback to the rating system.  Although it's not necissarily the wrong answer.  Should someone get elected even if 50%+ of the population prefers ANYONE else?

49% give bob a rating of 100 out of 100 give sue 0 and Mike 0

25% give Mike 100 and sue 10 give bob 0

26% give Sue 100 and Mike 10 give bob 0

Final score:
Bob 4900
Sue  2850
Mike 2760

Bob wins by lots despite the fact that 51% want him the least.
-Eddie
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Re:experiment
« Reply #48 on: November 04, 2002, 06:43:21 am »

I have found that you can make numbers do anything ya want, and what I have read pple are trying to figure out how to make their favorite state #1.

My suggestion is to have all ten states listed.
Give 10 pts to your #1 state, 9 pts to your #2 state and 8 pts to your #3 state ....etc....to the #10 state gets 1 pt.

If you give zero pts to any state your vote would not count!

And the state with the most pts win!

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Re:experiment
« Reply #49 on: November 04, 2002, 08:56:02 am »

Darn I thought of a drawback to the rating system.  Although it's not necissarily the wrong answer.  Should someone get elected even if 50%+ of the population prefers ANYONE else?

49% give bob a rating of 100 out of 100 give sue 0 and Mike 0

25% give Mike 100 and sue 10 give bob 0

26% give Sue 100 and Mike 10 give bob 0

Final score:
Bob 4900
Sue  2850
Mike 2760

Bob wins by lots despite the fact that 51% want him the least.
-Eddie
Isn't that about how Bush got elected? Or something like it.  ;D
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Borda Count Results
« Reply #50 on: November 26, 2002, 02:40:15 pm »

The Borda Count results of the above rankings are as follows:

Alaska   60
Idaho   59
Montana   89
Wyoming   54
North Dakota   61
South Dakota   36
Vermont   41
New Hampshire   58
Maine   47
Delaware   35

Note that Montana still wins, by a huge margin, so Montana wins under all 4 methods.  The Pearson r correlation between Borda Count and CC results is 0.84 and between Borda Count and Rating results is 0.94.  Interestingly, North Dakota comes in second under Borda Count, while the best it does under any other method is third.  New Hampshire falls to fifth even though it is second under other methods.
« Last Edit: November 27, 2002, 11:28:38 am by Jason P. Sorens »
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