Re: Diebold Demo

From: Edmund R. Kennedy <ekennedyx_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Wed Jul 21 2004 - 15:01:23 CDT

Hello Doug:
 
     I doubt if Diebold had actually intended to be demonstrating a voting method other than, "Winner Take All." I darkly suspect you are being ironic!
 
Thanks, Ed Kennedy

"Douglas W. Jones" <jones@cs.uiowa.edu> wrote:

On Jul 21, 2004, at 7:49 AM, Ken Pugh wrote:

> Having just joined this discussion list, I thought I'd take a look at
> the "competition" to see how their screens appear.
>
> I tried out:
> http://www.diebold.com/dieboldes/OnLine_Demo/screen1.html
>
> When I choose one name in each of the three races (vote for one, vote
> for two, and vote for three), the output showed one, two, and three
> votes for the same person.

That is the correct behavior in some jurisdictions!

This particular counting rule is called "bullet voting". It gives
minority
candidates a better chance of being elected in districts where members
of that
minority group cast bullet votes for their one candidate while others
spread
their votes over their party's entire slate.

Doug Jones
jones@cs.uiowa.edu

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