Real Democracy

Okay, Let's Vote! Vote For Your Life!

Time for real democracy! You can give just one vote to any reasonably qualified possible presidential candidate you want! Regardless of party. You can give just one vote to each of up to ten candidates in a comment on this entry. The votes will be added up, and the six candidates who get the most votes will go to a runoff entry (in a following diary entry, after (give-or-take) ten responses come in).

In case of a tie, we will wait for another vote, or, if we must, toss a coin, as there is no other solution in such a scenario.

Then, you can give just one vote to any of the six remaining candidates you find acceptable (who will be listed in a second diary entry, after ten (give-or-take) responses come in).

The two of the six who get the most votes will go to a third runoff, in which the one who gets the most votes wins (in a third diary entry, after ten (give-or-take) responses come in). Please give your list of acceptable candidates last-name-first, as in "Dodd, Chris".

Start voting!

Tags: real democracy, sequential approval voting (all tags)

Comments

5 Comments

Re: Real Democracy

I will cast every vote in my possession for Al Gore.

by Steve M 2008-01-19 04:45PM | 0 recs
Think About It!

You can only give him one, Steve. Somebody cold give Dick Cheney one too! Which ones could you possibly stand for. Remember, this is a deliberative process.. You can give Gore a vote up until the final tally. This is just the first round.

You can still put more candidates in, as we don't have ten yet!

by blues 2008-01-19 05:03PM | 0 recs
Re: Think About It!

Gore will win unanimously.  No one will dare to vote against Al Gore.  Or even Gore, Al.

by Steve M 2008-01-19 05:15PM | 0 recs
Re: Real Democracy

That is, we don't have ten voters yet. It doesn't go by the number of candidates.

by blues 2008-01-19 05:07PM | 0 recs
And Please...

Your vote should be:

Gore, Al

Take it easy on my software, please!

by blues 2008-01-19 05:11PM | 0 recs

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