last19digitsofpi last edited by
Greetings citizens of Earth. We come in peace.
I am a rogue mathematician trying to hold on to moral courage in a strange world. I'm interested in researching proportional voting methods. Where can I help?
(OK, I admit I'm a little bit spooked by @Sass' impassioned calls for precinct summability in high-profile elections. But there might still be hope?)
@last19digitsofpi This is a thread I made for the nonpartisan PR method I'm most excited about right now https://www.votingtheory.org/forum/topic/240/threshold-mes/ and relevant electowiki here https://electowiki.org/wiki/Threshold_Equal_Approval (although I know that page is kind of sparse). Feedback welcome.
There are a number of good papers on PR but this one is a good place to start since it is mostly a survey and covers a lot of the other relevant results all in one spot https://arxiv.org/abs/2007.01795
If it's any consolation, I do not share @Sass's concerns about precinct summability's importance for election security. But, of course, opinions will vary.
rob last edited by rob
@last19digitsofpi Hey Last19digitsofpi. (8473645284273355832 if I remember correctly?)
Welcome. Glad you come in peace. Peace is good, so don't be stirring the shit.
Kidding. Precinct summability has some practical value I suppose, but other things are far more important. I'm not all that into PR but others obviously are. (I tend to think that improving single winner methods is a lower hanging fruit, at least in the US)