Diebold does PR? Why not us?!

From: David Webber \(XML\) <"David>
Date: Tue May 24 2005 - 07:09:38 CDT


How radical!?! The term I'm more familiar with is proportional
representation voting - "instant-runoff" is a euphormism I presume
since PR voting has the "commie" stigma?!

Anyway - in our student union days - all elections were PR and
it led to some interesting battles - one of which I won!!

A quick Google throws out some interesting links:

The fact that Diebold (a world leader in voting systems - ha ha!) is
incapable of supply product to do this is a sad statement on how
hopelessly lost they themselves are. The thought never occurs to
them that they could engineer an adaptive rule based system that
allows permutations of voting approaches to be configured
and displayed in minutes. Maybe they should pay me the
$1M to build it for them, I could certainly have it done in a few
months.... maybe that is why they don't want to pay me.

Perhaps we could contact the Alameda County staff and offer to
build something for $950,000 that will run on the Diebold hardware
and have it ready for 2006?


> 1. Oakland Trib Article -- Instant runoffs still years away
> (Alan Dechert)
> http://www.insidebayarea.com/oaklandtribune/localnews/ci_2749278
> Instant runoffs still years away
> Alameda County can't expect vote software from Diebold until at least 2008
> By Ian Hoffman, STAFF WRITER
> Delivering instant-runoff voting to Alameda County and its cities will
> just under $1 million - less than half previous estimates - but is
> before the 2008 elections, according to Diebold, the county's
> vendor.

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