[OT] Voting systems [was Wrong ad on www.linux.org]

Phillip Mills pmills-Zd07PnzKK1IAvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.org
Fri Jul 2 16:58:25 UTC 2004

On Jul 2, 2004, at 12:13 PM, Ian Goldberg wrote:

> Simply, in each riding, you pick a candidate to win with probability
> proportional to the number of votes he/she received.

That's rather clever and might even result in more people voting.  
(i.e. There's no sense of, "why bother, this riding is obviously a 
2-horse race.")

Of course, to save time and money, you could just randomly select one 
person from each riding as *THE* voter and he/she/it gets to name the 
representative.  It should be the same distribution.  :-)

Phillip Mills
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