Van Cleave, Kent B. <email@example.com> (125) Vincennes IN USA;
Philosopher |Founder of VoteBuddy.org
<http://mkolar.org/contactForm.php> (12345) Calgary AB
Physicist: http://mkolar.org/CV/ |http://democracy.mkolar.org/
|http://translationsforprogress.org |http://eco-tips.mkolar.org/ |
108+ scientific papers and technical reports|
Principal Scientist; LS Computing Ltd, Calgary since May 2002
Frank, Michael P. <firstname.lastname@example.org> (12345) Tallahassee FL USA;
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT (1999), Bachelor's degree in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University (1991). Member of the world championship-winning team in the Association for Computing Machinery's 1991 International Collegiate Programming Contest. | |I have read several research papers on voting methods, and I agree that Range Voting is the best voting system, and that widespread adoption of it would lead to an improved quality of electoral decision-making in our democracy.
Krowne, Aaron P. <email@example.com> (12345) Atlanta GA USA;
I run planetmath.org, which is why I put a 4 (many tens of thousands of people worldwide recognize me from this). Other than that, I have a faculty research lead position at Emory.
Welty, Christy Ann (12345) Iowa USA;
City councilor for town of 10,000 (until end of 2007); Former chair of Libertarian Party of Iowa; 3-time Libertarian candidate for statewide and state-level offices; former civil engineer; baccalaureates in applied mathematics and civil engineering. | |Range voting results in a much more accurate poll of opinion. That feature may, of course, prevent it from being adopted by the powers-that-be, who already have plenty of opinion polls and appropriately compatible rhetoric which they routinely disregard. | |On the other hand, people show a heartening resilience for voting in polls which take their opinions seriously. An unofficial range poll held parallel to an official traditional poll could affirm that the emperors wear no clothes.
Liu, Zili <firstname.lastname@example.org> (12345) Los Angeles CA USA;
Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of California Los Angeles
Siegel, Mel <email@example.com> (12345) Pittsburgh PA USA;
Recommend also supporting the Judicial Accountability Initiative Law http://www.jail4judges.org/
Daniel Sleator <firstname.lastname@example.org> (12345) Pittsburgh PA USA;
Computer Science Professor at Carnegie-Mellon University. Inventor of splay trees and link parser. Creator and main owner of internet chess club which has over 30,000 members. Radio talk show co-host (audio archives).
Sherman, Alan T. <email@example.com> (123456) Washington DC USA;
Associate Professor of Computer Science, University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Director, UMBC Center for Information Security and Assurance. Member, National Center for the Study of Elections at UMBC. PhD, computer science, MIT, 1987. Director, UMBC Chess Program.
Morgan, Frank <Frank.Morgan@williams.edu> (123456) Williamstown MA USA;
Author of 6 books: Geometric Measure Theory: a Beginner's Guide 2000, Calculus Lite 2001, Riemannian Geometry: a Beginner's Guide 1998, The Math Chat Book 2000, based on my live, call-in Math Chat TV show and Math Chat column, Real Analysis2005, and Real Analysis and Applications 2006. Mathematics professor at Williams, chair 1988-1994; vice president of Math'l Assoc. of America 2000-2002; national distinguished teaching award 1992.
Clymer, Roy E. <firstname.lastname@example.org> (123456) Columbia MD USA;
Ph.D., Vietnam combat veteran, director of program for vets with PTSD, author, inventor.
Smith, James MacGregor <email@example.com> (123456) amherst ma USA;
Rudd, Jack <firstname.lastname@example.org> (123456) Bideford Devon UK;
FIDE Master |2000 and 2005 West Of England Chess Champion
Apurim, Alán Alán <email@example.com> (123456) Houston TX USA;
Known among Houston's immigrant Igbos as "the doctor," I've been promoting RV for years, but I am late in endorsing it on-site. I promote it most strongly to fellow members of Harris County Green Party in Texas, although this URL's also in my regular e-mail's outgoing signature text for most correspondence. I am urging others to join me during the post-primary elections to call print, radio, and TV media to ask them why they are not publicizing that it is a waste of taxpayers' money to have runoff elections, that there's a better way ... that eliminating runoffs reduces incumbents' campaign-funding advantage over challengers who may spend their whole budget just to get to the runoff, and lastly IRV allows voters to vote for their real choice without the fear of making a "spoiler"! Use the viral method: "each one teach one," until everybody knows, and all will want this system, legislating it into existence.
Omohundro, Stephen (123456) Palo Alto CA USA;
BA's from Stanford in Physics and Mathematics, Ph.D. from Berkeley in Physics, author, scientist, professor in computer science at the University of Illinois, entrepreneur, currently run a think tank to build more wisdom into our social systems. I'm a huge fan of the work of RangeVoting.org! Our current electoral systems are in desperate need of reform. See Dorthy Fadiman's powerful documentary "Stealing America Vote by Vote" about the travesty of the 2004 election. Voting is at the core of a democratic government which truly reflects the will of the people. Not using the best performing methods and technologies for voting and districting makes a mockery of our ideals.
Khan, Chris (123456) Santa Monica CA USA;
Pearlmutter, Barak A. <barak"cs.nuim.ie> (1) Maynooth Co. Kildare Ireland;
Shouldn't these "endorsements" be on a scale of 0-99, rather than just binary?
Bristow-Johnson, Robert <rbj@audioimagination,com> (456) Burlington VT USA;
|Condorcet is better than Range (Score) Voting or Approval Voting. Range requires too much information from the voter and Approval requires too little (is not expressive enough). Despite claims made by Range and Approval advocates, both methods present the voter with an immediate strategy questions when voting, especially if the voter particularly likes one candidate and merely approves of some others. They have to guess at what particular values to score these candidates in Range (may as well get the dart board out, or bring dice to the voting booth) and whether or not to "approve" of the non-favorite, but acceptable candidates in Approval. They will likely just rank their favorite 99 (or mark "approve") and everyone else 0 (or "not approved"), so as not to compete with their favorite. Then it devolves into First-Past-The-Post which is no reform at all. | |Of the Condorcet methods, Schulze is probably the fairest Condorcet method, but Ranked Pairs is simpler and in the very rare cases that there is a cycle, Schulze and Ranked Pairs elect the same candidate if the Smith set is 3 candidates (and I believe it would be far more unlikely that the Smith set would be larger than 3 even if the unlikely case of a cycle). So governments should adopt Tideman Ranked Pairs for all single-winner races, and maybe (not sure about it) proportional STV for multi-winner races. |
Rao, Satish B.. <firstname.lastname@example.org> (123456) Berkeley CA USA;
Professor in Theoretical Computer Science at Berkeley
Smith, David, R. <email@example.com> (123456) Stony Brook New York USA;
Meeker, Brent <firstname.lastname@example.org> (12356) Camarillo CA USA;
Science and Technology Fellow of the Naval Air System Command |Distinguished Fellow of the Naval Air Warfare Center |Co-author, "Test and Evaluation of the Tactical Missile" AIAA |U.S. Navy Award for Meritorious Civilian Service
Pearlmutter, Barak A. <email@example.com> (123456) Dublin Ireland;
Professor of Computer Science, Maynooth University