Scientists analysing video
footage have shown that Range Voting
has been used in hundreds of trillions
of elections held by social insects
(honeybees and ants) to select nest locations.
The bees' decision-making process can be interpreted almost exactly as "range voting with intentional blanks,"
albeit implemented with a rather clever and nonobvious algorithm.
That's far more democracy experience that humanity has ever
had (also more than computers can simulate).
Biologists regard ants as the most successful land animal ever
and the evidence from entomological observations and computer simulations is that honeybee
elections select the objectively best candidate ≈3 times more often (90% versus 32%)
than human elections (with comparable numbers of candidates and voters) would.
That's mainly because of the flaws in the "plurality voting system" currently most prevalent among humans.