BBC study: what would have happened in Britain with IRV?
based on BBC poll data indicates that IRV usually would have wrongly
made the LibDems finish 3rd whereas they should have been 2nd... plurality system
UK actually used yielded even stronger distortion.
that was used in the state of Georgia to disenfranchise blacks, until the
federal Voting Rights Act of 1965 put an end to it. (Supplied by Georgia Tech professor
John J. Bartholdi III,
who says one had to achieve a perfect score to register to vote.) Could you pass?
Here are the alleged
Professional poll of 1202 random Australian adults
that they prefer plain-plurality voting versus the preferential (instant runoff)
system they presently use (if forced to choose one) – i.e. they'd like to abandon IRV
– the poll result was 57% to 37% (with 5% don't know/refuse).
Range Voting Election held in combined 3 kindergarten classes
at Lowell School (Maryland)
by Alan Sherman, 29 April 2010, on question "what is your favorite pet"?
[Also discussed was "scantegrity II" fraud-proof voting techniques, in all it took 30 minutes.]