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From:morbid_curious
Date:April 27th, 2011 08:50 pm (UTC)
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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.
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From:kafziel
Date:April 27th, 2011 08:47 pm (UTC)
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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.
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From:matgb
Date:April 27th, 2011 09:01 pm (UTC)
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Yup.

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.
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From:aeduna
Date:April 27th, 2011 09:29 pm (UTC)

You poor, poor barbarians :)

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I can only assume that only first born males than own property are allowed to vote too?
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From:cheshire_bitten
Date:April 29th, 2011 11:30 am (UTC)

Re: You poor, poor barbarians :)

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I approve this comment
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From:jaundicedaye
Date:April 27th, 2011 10:02 pm (UTC)
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They have been using this for city elections in San Francisco for a while now.
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From:lederhosen
Date:April 27th, 2011 10:46 pm (UTC)
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This is one of the best graphs I've seen in a long time.
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From:whisperkit
Date:April 27th, 2011 11:52 pm (UTC)
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Great. Linked to my (*facepalm* anti-AV..) boyfriend.
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From:ice_hesitant
Date:April 28th, 2011 12:00 am (UTC)
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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.
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From:sucrelefey
Date:April 28th, 2011 12:17 am (UTC)
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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.
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From:almostwitty
Date:April 28th, 2011 07:44 am (UTC)
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Not in the UK :) *hic*
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From:lightinchains
Date:April 29th, 2011 07:06 am (UTC)
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From:kait_the_great
Date:May 3rd, 2011 03:38 am (UTC)

TWK Original?

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Under what conditions (e.g. specific attribution) may I hotlink/host myself this image?
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From:theweaselking
Date:May 3rd, 2011 03:42 am (UTC)

Re: TWK Original?

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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.

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