Miscellaneous range-voting-related stuff
We shall list here things that do not fit neatly into any other category.
Plurality is good and range voting bad because the former leads to more
Report by a
about how to improve US voting system. Why does it cost 10 times less
per vote to run an election in Switzerland versus in the USA?
Swiss voting system report
New York and Connecticut
non-democratic pathologies in 2006 that would have been cured,
or largely cured, by Range Voting.
of different political/economic systems.
Text of the USA's
Voting Rights Act.
what is it, and is it better or worse than single-winner systems like range voting?
on voting systems by Erica Klarreich
(week of 2 Nov. 2002; Vol. 162, 18 p.280; online version includes comments by readers;
and our response.
on voting systems by Phil McKenna (12 April 2008) which came out to be quite a mess,
and our long response trying to clean up the mess.
Another Science News
on voting systems, this one by Julie Rehmeyer 12 March 2008, with our corrections
and a link to the original piece.
of Scientific American article
"Fairest Vote of All" by Dasgupta and Maskin
(March 2004, pp.92-97).
Point by point
of errors and false claims made in a proposal for IRV voting for Denver.
An essay advocating Denver instead adopt range voting.
The influential Vermont Instant Runoff Voting report
As easy as 1-2-3" together with our corrections of
some of its false and/or misleading claims.
12-bit colors chart; and the
Range Voting "threshhold strategy" made
HTML4 Character Entities chart
Fable for our times about wasted votes.
Nifty world map showing recent RangeVoting.org visitors
Range Voting exit poll in 2006 TX governor election.
Nonprofits – how to incorporate in US states
and nonprofit legal notes.
Joe Malkevitch article on
OSCAR film awards – is their voting procedure flawed?
Little-known historical facts about US Congress Elections
Analysis of Oakland 2010 Mayor election
Voter fraud cases in the USA 2002-2005 (NY Times graphic)
Margins of victory for real world elections for different voting systems
MN supreme court rules Instant Runoff Voting (IRV) Constitutional
their decision and some analysis of it
IRV failed to increase voter turnout in San Francisco
BBC study: what would have happened in Britain with IRV?
Nobel prizes and democracy; and
Great inventions and democracy.
NAACP 2012 report on voter suppression
nationwide legislative campaign.
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).
Open letter to CfER.org
urging them to support range voting, not instant runoff.
Open letter to
League of Women Voters of Arizona
urging them to support HB2518 bill legalizing approval voting.
The GOP war on voting
Rolling Stone Magazine expose of Republican party attempts to stop voting,
by Ari Berman.
US Public Debt.
How we used to vote by Jill Lepore,
New Yorker magazine, Oct. 2008.
How to Rig an Election by Victoria Collier,
Harper's Magazine, Nov. 2012.
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.]
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