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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-22-10 12:15 AM
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3. Yeah, it's so "progressive" no one can figure out who won!
Edited on Mon Nov-22-10 12:24 AM by Bill Bored
See:
Unlocking IRV in Aspen
http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20101003/ASPENWEEKLY/...
and
Aspen Voters Vote to Ditch IRV
http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20101103/NEWS/1011099...

"ASPEN Instant runoff voting's tenure in Aspen lasted only one election, as preliminary numbers reported by Pitkin County election officials Tuesday night showed voters wanted to get rid of it.

"Referendum 2B asked Aspen residents if they wanted to reinstate the voting method the city used prior to instant runoff (IRV), and they said yes. Of the 2,534 voters who weighed in on the issue, 1,654, or 65.3 percent, said IRV should go, while 880, or 34.7 percent of voters, said they wanted to keep it."

-snip-

What does "progressive" mean in this context anyway? And why wouldn't it open up "regressive" horizons as well?

The problem with this system is it's too complex. We don't even audit 2-candidate races properly to see who really won. How can we expect anyone to audit ranked choice elections counted by computers?

Please give this some more thought from the perspective of election integrity.
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