Re: question about hand-heldstatisticaldevices in the field

From: Jerry Depew <depew_at_ncn_dot_net>
Date: Fri Dec 21 2007 - 19:27:29 CST

Alan's plan sounds a lot like the "America Plan" advocated by FairVote.org
linked here:

http://www.fairvote.org/?page=965

and described here (small states first, escalating to bigger states every
two weeks):

"The system features a schedule consisting of ten intervals, generally of
two weeks, during which randomly selected states may hold their primaries.

In the first interval, states with a combined total of eight congressional
districts would hold their primaries, caucuses, or conventions. This is
approximately equal to the total number of congressional districts in Iowa
(5) and New Hampshire (2), thus preserving the door-to-door "retail
politicking."

Any state or combination of states amounting to a total of eight
congressional districts could be in the first round of primaries and
caucuses, including areas that have large proportions of people of color.
The District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, which
also send delegates to both national conventions, are each counted as one
district in this system.

In the second period--two weeks later--the eligibility number would
increase to 16 (8 x 2). In the baseline design of the American Plan, every
two weeks, the combined size of the contests would grow by eight
congressional districts, until a combination of states totaling 80
congressional seats (8 x 10)--nearly one-fifth of the total--would be up
for grabs in the tenth and last interval toward the end of June. . . . .
more description at the link----

On Fri, 21 Dec 2007 17:05:56 -0600, Alan Dechert <dechert@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> For the sake of example, let's say we identify 5 regions which would
> have 10
> states each -- roughly the East, North East, South, West, and Midwest.
>
> 1) Five primaries, a month or two apart.
>
> 2) For each primary, two states from each region are selected . . . .

-- 
Jerry Depew, Laurens, IA
http://iowavoters.org
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