April 27th, 2011
|03:50 pm - Via andrewducker|
FPTP: First Past the Post. Vote for one candidate, winner is by straight majority amongst candidates. (Even if they only get 30% of the vote.)
AV; Alternative Vote. Rank preferred candidates by number. If your first choice is losing, your second choice vote counts instead, etc.
The idea behind AV is to get a better picture of who people want representing them than a single vote can capture. It makes elections far less of a two-horse race. In American terms, you could for example vote "1. Nader 2. Gore" without "throwing away" your vote against Bush.
|Date:||April 27th, 2011 08:47 pm (UTC)|| |
So, this alternate method ... who'd win, with this layout? Or is this one of those things where you rank the candidates, so everyone would have a first and second and third and fourth and fifth choice.
|Date:||April 27th, 2011 09:01 pm (UTC)|| |
So it's impossible to say who'd win giving this only gives first preferences, as that's what FPTP/Simple Majority/Plurality Voting does.
One of the biggest arguments against simple plurality in favour of anything else is the existence and threat of spoiler candidates--eg the Republican donors also giving money to candidates from "the left" like it's been alleged they did to Nader in 2000 and 2004.
This pretty well demonstrates it.
|Date:||April 27th, 2011 09:29 pm (UTC)|| |
You poor, poor barbarians :)
I can only assume that only first born males than own property are allowed to vote too?
Re: You poor, poor barbarians :)
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They have been using this for city elections in San Francisco for a while now.
This is one of the best graphs I've seen in a long time.
Great. Linked to my (*facepalm* anti-AV..) boyfriend.
I think a transpose of this would be easier to read, because English is usually written left-to-right and top-to-bottom rather than the reverse.
My impression is the choices these days are lager, ale , stout and
piss water Bud. If only there was some non status quo coffee to choose.
Under what conditions (e.g. specific attribution) may I hotlink/host myself this image?
I didn't make it, I saw it hosted in 4+ different places all with different attributions, all of which were more hosting sites.
So: I have NO IDEA who made it originally. I have no rights to it and cannot tell you what you may or may not do with it.