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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-09 02:53 PM
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23. I think we had best be "warned" that resistance to IRV comes mainly ...
Edited on Mon Jan-05-09 02:57 PM by defendandprotect
from Dem/Reps and those who want to keep third parties at bay --

Something the two parties have worked at independently and together in

order to prevent competition.

Certainly, the Democrats have done all they could to co-opt the Green Party.

I am sure that IRV proponents will insist that IRV can be counted by hand, and that it is in some foreign countries.
But what those proponents won't tell you is that in the United States and Scotland, the implementation of IRV means
more complex technology, and uncertified software specially adapted with the IRV algorithm.


Yes, there are countries hand-counting IRV ballots ... sometimes a week or more for results.

Do you want fast computer results or hand counting?

There is no requirement for computer counting with IRV ---



PS: IRV means you have someplace else to go other than the two-party monopoly --



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