Re: RE: News re preference voting or IRV

From: Alan Dechert <dechert_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Tue Apr 05 2005 - 18:42:54 CDT

On Apr 5, 2005 5:21 AM, dr-jekyll@att.net <dr-jekyll@att.net> wrote:
>
> I may be the only person in America who currently advocates this, but has
> anyone assessed the idea of positive and negative (aka Pro and Con) voting?
> That would be to allow each vote to be either a positive vote for a
> candidate or a negative vote against one of the candidates. In order to win
> one must achieve a positive total.
>
This seems to amount to same as some "none of the above" (NOTA) Some
people have sought to attach some action to a "none of the above"
choice on the ballot. If "none of the above" wins, new candidates are
required (or maybe there's a re-vote where some of the same candidates
can participate (?).

See http://www.nota.org/

Needless to say, politicians don't seem to like the idea.

Alan D.
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