[E-voting] need help finding a reference
cansbro at eircom.net
Thu Feb 11 14:29:50 GMT 2010
What Michael said. 100% agreement.
If you'd like data showing how different systems affect outcomes
(including the impact of specific voting tactics), see Peter Emerson's
slim books discussing various voting methodologies. One of his books
come with a CD with sample data and spreadsheets so you can count the
votes using various systems.
Peter's based in N. Ireland and he's done a lot of work in really
strife-torn and polarized locations, demonstrating how various kinds of
ranked-preference systems can help to reveal consensus. I've learned a
lot from him.
You can also contact him directly and ask him your question. He might
have data or insight to share, or point you to a source of further info.
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