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Response to jonno99 (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 2, 2016, 12:58 PM

4. I propose that...

...in a caucus a tie goes back to discussion phase. A period of time should pass before another count is taken.

If, after that period of time passes there is still a numerical impasse then the delegate should be halved. The statistic is what matters anyway and in over a thousand precincts we could expect the halves to resolve in many cases. If they didn't then the delegates could caucus again before submitting their ultimate vote.

I actually don't think the caucus itself is a good method for voting, as I stated in the OP. I understand that some people believe that its harder to cheat that way and that may even be true. Because there are ways to cheat in an individual balloting is no reason to dismiss the method that the majority affirms. The challenge, rather, is to make individual balloting cheat proof. Unfortunately that only serves voters, not politicians or their patrons so you know how enthusiastic the parties would be to submit to that.

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