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    Posted: 16-Nov-2008 at 21:20
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Voting sounds like a simple matter. Just pick a candidate, then count the ballots and announce the tally.

When there are three or more candidates (or choices), however, the results may not actually reflect the true preferences of the voters.

http://www.sciencenews.org/sn_arc98/10_31_98/mathland.htm

A very interesting article for a very serious matter.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Count Belisarius Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-Nov-2008 at 21:24
Interesting article that was, something I have always wondered about I have.
 
 
 
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Oh yeah, this has been thought about in Australian elections, which are all preferential. It gets even more Harey in the ACT and Tasmanian State elections where we use preferential multi-member electorates.
(http://www.elections.act.gov.au/education/factHC.html)
I think the Hare-Clark system produces a good balance between party politics and individuals, but it does take at least a week to count the vote properly. In single member electorates whichever member the party who controls that seat puts up generally gets elected. In multi-member electorates the party puts up multiple members who won't all be elected. Therefore the public can choose which party member they want.


Edited by Omar al Hashim - 17-Nov-2008 at 00:00
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