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Re: GRs, irrelevant amendments, and insincere voting

>>>>> "Branden" == Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org> writes:

    Branden> I *am* making the assumption that a signficant number of
    Branden> voters will, even within a slate of options preferred
    Branden> over the do-nothing default, vote conservatively.

    Branden> I ground this on the observation that it's a small number
    Branden> of "movers and shakers" (or "activists") that effectuate
    Branden> change in a system, even when those changes are perceived
    Branden> by the electorate to promote the common weal.

    Branden> So, I am assuming the typical non-activist voter will
    Branden> think "Well, gosh, all of these good, and look like at
    Branden> least a marginal improvement over the status quo, but in
    Branden> case I'm wrong I'll rank the least disruptive options
    Branden> higher".[1]

Well if you're right then I believe the electorate gets exactly what
it asks for--slow, steady improvement over the status quo.

I.E. I believe the voting system works as desired--or at least as I
desire it.


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