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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-25-09 09:19 PM
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8. The IRV math makes no sense!
My colleague from Wake Verified Voting addressed that:

The IRV math makes no sense!
Submitted by WakeVerifiedVoting on Mon, 05/25/2009 - 9:28am.

The IRV election math doesn't add up in a way that makes any sense. There was more than one race where:

1) only two candidates left standing AND

2) all the other ballots were exhausted AND

3) the threshold had not yet been crossed.

And yet they still declared a winner! Know how they did it? Instead of holding a traditional runoff election because they had no clear winner, it appears as though they took a look at the subsequent rankings for the ballots belonging to the second place finisher at that point, and saw if there were any votes for the first place finisher - then added just enough votes to cross the threshold.

To read more about how IRV makes no sense in Aspen or elsewhere, go to http://noirvnc.blogspot.com /

Its a cockamamy system where you don't count all of the votes, and if you use different IRV rules, you get a different "winner".



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