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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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