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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-20-07 01:28 AM
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97. Scotland rejected ballots now total 187,578...worse than Florida
KSTER, you are aware that Scotland doesn't hand count their ballots any more, right?

They abandoned that when they adopted the "single transferrable vote", a form of Instant Runoff Voting. Their first STV election using new optical scanners from "DRS" resulted in these headlines in May 2007:

Scotland rejected ballots now total 187,578 - BBC says worse than Florida
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/6663929.stm

It would be oh so nice if Scotland had kept their HCPB.

That is yet another reason to steer clear of IRV.

When Pierce County Washington adopted IRV, their election director decided they would have to go
to all Vote By Mail, since IRV would make elections too complicated.
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