Re: Diebold Demo

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Thu Jul 22 2004 - 12:40:17 CDT

At 2:48 PM -0500 7/21/04, Douglas W. Jones 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:
>>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

For corporate voting matters, it is also called Cumulative Voting.
But it's not clear that Diebold meant to demonstrate that feature.

Best regards,

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