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harpo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-05 10:48 PM
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28. I think every election should use IRV and a link to it here...
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  -Do you want the DNC primaries to use instant runoff voting ballots GreenPartyVoter  May-08-05 05:31 PM   #0 
  - I voted yes  proud patriot   May-08-05 05:35 PM   #1 
  - Do you know if Dr. Dean is open to switching the primaries to that kind of  GreenPartyVoter   May-08-05 05:36 PM   #2 
     - Well I emailed the DFA with the idea. I am curious to see what, if any,  GreenPartyVoter   May-08-05 07:09 PM   #8 
     - I remember he was interested in exploring the idea at one time.  janx   May-09-05 02:02 PM   #18 
        - I did see that he supported IRV generally, or at least was open to it, but  GreenPartyVoter   May-09-05 02:10 PM   #19 
  - Depends on how it's done.  AntiCoup2K4   May-08-05 05:37 PM   #3 
  - You can't have all the primaries on the same day. The richest candidate...  AP   May-11-05 09:24 AM   #37 
  - What a great idea to get IRV off the runway...  gristy   May-08-05 06:04 PM   #4 
  - I remember reading somewhere.. maybe fairvote? that the GOP uses it  GreenPartyVoter   May-09-05 03:21 PM   #20 
  - maybe, but only if..  wyldwolf   May-08-05 06:07 PM   #5 
  - That Would Be My First Choice  Demeter   May-08-05 06:26 PM   #6 
  - I vote yes  dkofos   May-08-05 06:36 PM   #7 
  - I don't like it  MAlibdem   May-08-05 07:15 PM   #9 
  - In what way do you see it encouraging the second best candidates  GreenPartyVoter   May-08-05 07:31 PM   #10 
  - NO - We have proportional representation and I don't want to lose it  liberalpragmatist   May-08-05 07:36 PM   #11 
  - What if the IRV method wasn't applied until everyone  gristy   May-08-05 07:47 PM   #13 
  - IRV will give additional influence to Iowa and NH, unless  rfkrfk   May-11-05 09:05 AM   #34 
  - why?  paulk   May-08-05 07:41 PM   #12 
  - IRV allows for 2nd choice, 3rd choice, etc votes to ultimately be  gristy   May-08-05 07:56 PM   #14 
     - ok  paulk   May-08-05 08:21 PM   #16 
        - Not necessarily. You might actually circumvent the "coronation"  GreenPartyVoter   May-09-05 05:58 PM   #21 
           - Huh?  AP   May-11-05 09:30 AM   #38 
           - Huh?  AP   May-11-05 09:30 AM   #39 
  - Absolutely  bklyncowgirl   May-08-05 08:08 PM   #15 
  - That's how I see it too. I wonder if there would be fewer candidate  GreenPartyVoter   May-09-05 02:01 PM   #17 
  - Abso-Damn-Lutely!!!  ProudDad   May-09-05 06:43 PM   #22 
  - I'd go for that  GreenPartyVoter   May-09-05 07:10 PM   #23 
  - Great. Millions and Millions needed for a TV contest  ISUGRADIA   May-09-05 10:39 PM   #27 
     - Candidate with the most money _already_ wins.  GreenPartyVoter   May-10-05 06:45 AM   #30 
        - That's been true but a national primary would guarantee it  ISUGRADIA   May-10-05 10:34 PM   #31 
           - Media reform and clean elections will get the lesser known candidates  GreenPartyVoter   May-10-05 10:48 PM   #32 
  - I would like the democratic candidate to NOT be decided in March  LynneSin   May-09-05 07:11 PM   #24 
  - I think it is a horrible idea for primaries  NoPasaran   May-09-05 07:14 PM   #25 
  - Yes, the person with the most supprt wins. That is the point. One benefit  GreenPartyVoter   May-09-05 08:51 PM   #26 
  - I think every election should use IRV and a link to it here...  harpo   May-09-05 10:48 PM   #28 
  - I like Dennis very much in part because he backs elestion reforms  GreenPartyVoter   May-09-05 11:17 PM   #29 
  - IRV should be the standard  bonzotex   May-11-05 08:35 AM   #33 
  - The most important change needed  EvolveOrConvolve   May-11-05 09:08 AM   #35 
  - How do you determine registered Democrats in states without  ISUGRADIA   May-11-05 10:40 PM   #40 
     - You require proof of party affiliation  EvolveOrConvolve   May-11-05 11:24 PM   #41 
        - I agree , Republicans should not pick the Democratic nominee  ISUGRADIA   May-12-05 01:21 AM   #42 
           - Technology would allow us to go much further than we currently do  EvolveOrConvolve   May-12-05 12:19 PM   #43 
  - Primaries already are a proportional representation system, more or less.  AP   May-11-05 09:19 AM   #36 

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