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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-22-08 12:27 AM
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8. Cary NC couldn't count 3,000 IRV ballots accurately
It may be "easier", but it isn't easy and it isn't transparent.

Instant Runoff Voting isn't "instant" either.

Thanks to IRV, both Pierce County Washington and San Francisco CA are using uncertified untested
Sequoia voting software to "count" the IRV votes.

This counting cannot be easily viewed by the voters. Voters have to "Trust" the software,
which is a dirty idea.

SF puts data from the ballots online, but this isn't actual ballot images, but numbers representing the voted data.

Again, voters having to "trust" but not verify.

Counting IRV is not straight forward because it is not an additive function - each individual ballot has to be considered, then the choices have to be "reallocated" .

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