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AV Explained


zzzz999

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http://i.imgur.com/Zb9tJ.png

This makes it clear for me

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Quickbeam

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Clear as chilled beer.

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canarieslover

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Best explanation that I've seen!!!

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johndrew

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Probably works when deciding on the winners of track events in the Olympics as well?? :-))

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OTT_B

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Can anyone post a direct link? Work firewall is blocking it!

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Quickbeam

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Joseph Kerr

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Is it just the one page or am I missing something? I know how AV goes after that point (I think), but that page doesn't actually tell you.

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lotvic

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Joseph Kerr, One page, Nothing complicated - 10 people voting the FPTP way (not AV):

7 want to go to various pubs, 3 (30%) want to go to coffee shop. FPTP is coffee shop (3 people) so 7 (70%) don't get what they want.

It illustrates why FPTP is not fair.

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Woolwell

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The cartoon is actually misleading. The cartoon assumes that all the pubs are the same. In politics the same situation would be 4 politicians from one party (beer) and 1 from the other (coffee).

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Joseph Kerr

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lotvic, woolwell makes my point in a roundabout way.

it does indeed explain why fptp is not fair, but it does not go on to say that if two of those who originally wanted coffee then went for the Kings Head, the Lion or the Castle, that pub would then have 50% of the vote, so it would be the winner.

My points being that A) the page did not elaborate on how AV works and, B) the pubs are not the same.

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Joseph Kerr

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I just noticed my explanation of AV above is flawed.

However, the pubs are not the same and the illustration falls short of explaining that and the process in general.

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