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VerifiedVoter Donating Member (4 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-27-09 11:27 AM
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18. At one time, IRV made sense to me
I also began to study election management systems. I realized that if we can't count single column ballots without error and much argument, there is no way that we could possibly utilize IRV with more than one column of votes. Way too many problems!

Then we have the issue of simple transparent voting - the least educated and literate citizens should be able to understand how to vote and be confident that their vote is being counted correctly. IRV turns the whole thing into one big black box that operates under the principle "trust, but verify?"

And by the way - your "fizzbin" example was much better than my "Asspen" example - congrats!

Chris Telesca
Wake County Verified Voting
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