Thursday, June 28, 2007
Yee pictures show off graphically how various election mechanisms–e.g., plurality and instant runoff voting, as well as a collection of other esoteric methods–actually respond to the will of the populace. It’s interesting to see what happens in the case of ties and when the vote is split for several mechanisms (see the result for plurality above). It’s a good reminder about how problematic plurality is, but it’s also a good wake-up call for IRV supporters who think that ties won’t be a problem.
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