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An Abstract Model, From WikimediaPhotos

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       Monday, July 8, 2019
Two Properties for Categorizing Voting Systems Two properties that may or may not hold for a given voting system are discussed. Being balanced is one of these properties and being logically complete is another.
Series: Balanced Voting (36 Articles, 33682 views), Ranked Voting (11 Articles, 9146 views)
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       Friday, April 26, 2019
Establishment and Exercise Most amendments to our Constitution come through changes in the interpretation of its words by the federal courts. The meanings of the words, so assigned, often drift away from their common usage. This article suggests such a change through a change to the interpretation of the word "religion".
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       Monday, December 10, 2018
A Voter's Quandry A voter is faced with making choices and the right path is not always clear. Should a voting system not strive to avoid making the choices difficult?
Series: Ranked Voting (11 Articles, 9146 views), Balanced Voting (36 Articles, 33682 views)
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       Friday, October 19, 2018
Opposites Some confusion still exists concerning what voting methods are or are not balanced. This article explores one area of reasoning that is a common source of error.
Series: Balanced Voting (36 Articles, 33682 views)
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       Wednesday, June 13, 2018
A First Experience with Ranked Voting This article differs from preceding articles in these series in that it is mostly just a report of my own experiences with a voting system that is not widely used.
Series: Ranked Voting (11 Articles, 9146 views), Balanced Voting (36 Articles, 33682 views)

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       Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Arrow's Theorem and Overstatements Several articles in this series on balanced voting have focused attention on Instant-Runoff Voting (IRV). These articles have been scattered in time and could be challenging to track down without some help. A major purpose of this article is to provide a brief survey of these articles for someone who might be primarily interested in IRV.
Series: Balanced Voting (36 Articles, 33682 views), Ranked Voting (11 Articles, 9146 views)
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       Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Voting Systems in Action An election scenario is played out in several ways with four different voting systems being used.
Series: Balanced Voting (36 Articles, 33682 views)
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       Friday, March 23, 2018
Yet Another Balanced Voting Method Elections are really polls of the population. Should we think of them in that light? This article explores that question.
Series: Balanced Voting (36 Articles, 33682 views)
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       Wednesday, March 7, 2018
One Man, One Vote How much weight should we give to this old saying? This article argues for not putting much weight at all to it.
Series: Balanced Voting (36 Articles, 33682 views)
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       Wednesday, February 14, 2018
What is the Matter with Balanced Voting? What might prevent balanced voting from being adopted? This article examines a few potential problem areas.
Series: Balanced Voting (36 Articles, 33682 views)
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       Monday, November 27, 2017
Can Less be Better? Often we use shortcuts to quickly come to a conclusion. Unfortunately, these shortcuts sometimes lead to a wrong conclusion and we never go back to examine the reasoning more closely. In this article we examine a couple instances of this and we show through examples how this shortcut-thinking has been misleading.
Series: Balanced Voting (36 Articles, 33682 views)
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       Monday, November 13, 2017
What's Wrong with Approval Voting This article tries to clear up some of the confusion about claims that Approval Voting is a balanced system.
Series: Balanced Voting (36 Articles, 33682 views)
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       Sunday, June 18, 2017
Voter Emotions Matter Discussions about voting often become overly technical, accidentally treating voters as machines that will perform in predictable ways. Here we argue by example that this can be very misleading.
Series: Balanced Voting (36 Articles, 33682 views)
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       Thursday, June 1, 2017
Rethinking Which Voting System is Best Probably no voting system really is best for all situations. Sometimes simplicity is more important than other considerations but sometimes more complexity is in order. This article takes the position that the number of candidates is a prime consideration in this regard.
Series: Balanced Voting (36 Articles, 33682 views)
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       Thursday, April 6, 2017
Instant Runoff - Balanced once Again The voting system described in the previous article, IRRV, was not a balanced system. Here we convert IRRV into a balanced system as a way of illustrating that kind of conversion. And we note that the result is, in essence, IRBV. So IRBV is the balanced version of both IRV and of IRRV.
Series: Balanced Voting (36 Articles, 33682 views), Ranked Voting (11 Articles, 9146 views)
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       Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Ranked Voting "Ranked Voting" and Instant-Runoff Voting ("IRV") are often used incorrectly as synonyms, but IRV is actually only one of many possible systems of ranked voting. This article points up a curious facet of IRV and it offers a similar system that corrects that curious feature.
Series: Balanced Voting (36 Articles, 33682 views), Ranked Voting (11 Articles, 9146 views)
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       Thursday, December 15, 2016
Parties -- What Are They Good For? Using balanced voting methods in our general elections is likely to bring about an end to the two-party duopoly. But these voting methods would also be beneficial in primaries. Primaries may well be the place to start experimenting with better voting methods.
Series: Balanced Voting (36 Articles, 33682 views), Balanced Voting (36 Articles, 33682 views)
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       Thursday, October 27, 2016
Who Can Compete in Our Elections? In the previous two articles in this series, we looked at a single election to see how the election would likely turn out. In this article we continue that exercise with a different makeup of candidates and voter attitudes. A purpose of this exercise is to contrast the behavior of traditional voting systems with balanced systems.
Series: Balanced Voting (36 Articles, 33682 views)
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       Friday, October 7, 2016
Who Will Win this Election? Part II This is a continuation of an earlier article that surveys the consequences, for a particular election, of using each of eight different voting systems.
Series: Balanced Voting (36 Articles, 33682 views)
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       Friday, September 30, 2016
Who Will Win this Election? This article provides a quick review of the many different voting systems that have been discussed earlier, in other articles of this series. It considers each system in turn to suggest how an election would or might turn out.
Series: Balanced Voting (36 Articles, 33682 views)

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