Talk:FairVote

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Untitled[edit]

This needs merging with another in the same category.

I agree with the proposal to move; one or the other, not both, and Center for Voting and Democracy is likely to be ambiguous. Septentrionalis 21:57, 2 July 2006 (UTC)

Result: moved[edit]

I move it, others can do the merge. -- Kim van der Linde at venus 21:40, 8 July 2006 (UTC)

Suggest deleting projects and initiative sections[edit]

Most of this article seems to have lots of problems with it. It is uncited assertions and doesn't follow WP:NPOV. In fact it looks like it was probably copied from somewhere with phrases such as "our ultimate goal", "One of our most active programs", etc. If no one objects after a couple of weeks, and the article doesn't get cleaned up, I think I'll delete the offending material. Alienmercy 00:50, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

I second this motion!

Would it be correct to say that FairVote has greatly deprioritized its former goal of implementing PR-STV?[edit]

Tisane talk/stalk 02:51, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

I think they have "de-prioritized" STV, and talk also of "District Plus"(Coachtripfan (talk) 15:42, 22 September 2013 (UTC))

FairVote never has been an STV-only group, but it still leads with that as its proposal for PR in the USA. See discussion of "choice voting", a synonym for STV, on the site.RRichie (talk) 21:15, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

Copyright problem removed[edit]

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Multi-member seats and overall proportionality[edit]

Fairvotes advoctaes multi-member seats for House elections. However, this does not guarantee that the overall national vote is proportional to votes cast. Their own analysis avoid giving a break-down - which arguably shows the Republicans would still have won the House on a lower vote than the Democrats. House election under "Fair Votes"Indeed, they also advocate "District Plus" to address this problem. Problems with multi-member systems(Coachtripfan (talk) 15:44, 22 September 2013 (UTC))

See a discussion this topic here [ http://www.fairvote.org/it-s-not-just-gerrymandering-fixing-house-elections-demands-end-of-winner-take-all-rules# ]and related analysis at fairvoting.us..... Of course, in the US, it's not a parliamentary system ,and STV/multi-seat district would create a group of less rigidly partisan House Members. So the standard is different.RRichie (talk) 21:24, 22 September 2013 (UTC)