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Festivito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-26-09 07:43 AM
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9. Your link showed no math.
There are other ways to effectively call the election not reaching the half plus one, i.e. over 50% level. The exhausted ballots representing voters not having chosen to vote for the top candidates can be removed from the counting and bring the 50% threshold down.

More likely is that the tertiary and quaternary rounds will offer enough for the threshold of half the entire set of ballots under IRV. If not, when all the ballot votes from all levels are exhausted, the top vote getter should be called the elected.

It's not that difficult. And, since we do not have runoff elections for our multi-party presidential vote, we MUST have some method for instant runoff.
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  -"Street Football" or how they crossed the threshold by pulling votes out of their "Asspen"! WillYourVoteBCounted  May-23-09 10:41 PM   #0 
  - I find nothing to back this claim of 1273 votes repeating.  Festivito   May-24-09 01:14 PM   #1 
     - you "imagine Republicans wouldn't like IRV."??? REALLY????  WillYourVoteBCounted   May-24-09 02:45 PM   #2 
     - We already have convoluted counting, e.g. dismissing absentees...  Festivito   May-24-09 03:04 PM   #5 
     - YES, FOOTBALL RULES, THEY JUST STOPPED COUNTING  WillYourVoteBCounted   May-24-09 02:46 PM   #3 
     - Do you have a link on that? Which three. /nt  Festivito   May-24-09 03:01 PM   #4 
        - ALL 3. Mayor and City Council Seats 1 and 2 - the entire IRV election  WillYourVoteBCounted   May-24-09 03:56 PM   #6 
           - Sir! You are mistaken. Your name calling is falsehood.  Festivito   May-24-09 05:50 PM   #7 
              - The IRV math makes no sense!  WillYourVoteBCounted   May-25-09 08:19 PM   #8 
                 - Your link showed no math.  Festivito   May-26-09 07:43 AM   #9 
                    - Does the Kool-Aid taste good? Has election been certified yet?  WillYourVoteBCounted   May-26-09 01:05 PM   #10 
                       - I'm not buying your Kool-aid innuendo, nor your distractions.  Festivito   May-26-09 02:04 PM   #11 
                          - Spoiled ballots, voter confusion the rule for Asspen's Instant Runoff Election  WillYourVoteBCounted   May-26-09 04:47 PM   #12 
                          - Invalid ballots is a problem with the form, not IRV well instituted.  Festivito   May-26-09 05:59 PM   #13 
                             - invalid ballot is the reality of Asspen IRV election  WillYourVoteBCounted   May-26-09 07:10 PM   #14 
                             - The motivation for IRV makes a lot of sense to me.  Wilms   May-26-09 10:19 PM   #15 
                                - on Beta and Terry Spore, they play a mans game... the 2nd card is turned up - except on Tuesday  WillYourVoteBCounted   May-26-09 10:30 PM   #16 
                                - At one time, IRV made sense to me  VerifiedVoter   May-27-09 11:27 AM   #18 
                                   - Just say no, Don't drink the Kool-Aid  WillYourVoteBCounted   May-27-09 11:34 PM   #20 
                          - It's all relevant!  VerifiedVoter   May-27-09 11:20 AM   #17 
     - There is no hidden agenda against IRV  VerifiedVoter   May-27-09 12:38 PM   #19 

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