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How does Condorcet compare with BC-STV?

First, a fuller description of the former BC-STV proposal: While I’m not enthusiastic about proportional representation in general, multiple-representation schemes such as BC-STV diminish some of my concerns. Of particular favourable note here, is that votes are cast for individuals … Continue reading
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What about strategic voting?

We’re all familiar with strategic voting in our FPTP system; it goes like this: We’ve got candidates , , and ; “We” really don’t want to win, and we foresee that while each of and will get significant portions of … Continue reading
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Didn’t BC have preferential voting before?

Yes, interestingly enough. From the Elections BC Website: “Alternative vote used for the first time in general election 12 June 1952. Voting age changed to 19 (SBC 1952 c.3). Doukhobor prohibition removed (SBC 1952 c.3). “Alternative vote used for second … Continue reading
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