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Frank Atwood Blake Huber Approval Voting (December 29, 2016 @ 12:30 pm.)
Frank Atwood Blake Huber Approval Voting (December 29, 2016 @ 12:30 pm.)
Frank Atwood Blake Huber Approval Voting (December 29, 2016 @ 12:30 pm.)
Frank Atwood Blake Huber Approval Voting (December 29, 2016 @ 12:30 pm.)
Frank Atwood Blake Huber Approval Voting (December 29, 2016 @ 12:30 pm.)
Frank Atwood Blake Huber Approval Voting (December 29, 2016 @ 12:30 pm.)

Frank Atwood & Blake Huber - Approval Voting (December 29, 2016 @ 12:30 pm.)

Ralph Shnelvar - 2017-01-01

Frank Atwood ran for U.S. President in 2016 (honest). This presidential nominee wrote to me: - - - With our current voting method, alternative candidates sabotage their philosophical allies. Too often Libertarians are spoilers or perceived as saboteurs. A month prior to the election, polls were showing Gov. Gary Johnson with 10%; on election night, he had 4%; what happened? We got crucified on the wasted vote cross argument. Ninety-six percent of the voting population buys into that argument and has for the past 40 years - we're noise of the noise. Approval Voting is the easiest way for Libertarians to earn at least an additional six percent of visibility and viability, and stop being spoilers and saboteurs. That is what is in Approval Voting for the alternative and established parties. What is in Approval Voting for the voter? An opportunity to be less angry and frustrated as he expresses himself fully about each of the candidates. Also, there may be more civility, candidates may avoid antagonizing potential crossover voters and focus on issues not trashing opponents - shocking! Happy New Year!! I hope to see you on January 5th , and let's discuss Approval Voting and other alternative voting methods. Frank Atwood - - - I have also asked Frank to talk to us about the mathematics and economics of various voting systems. He has agreed to talk to us about, for instance, Arrow's Impossibility Theorem and recent work indicating that it may not be so impossible at all if one loosens some assumptions. Blake has spoken eloquently at our Christmas party on some of his perspectives on Approval Voting. I look forward to giving him more time to expand on his thoughts. At the party, he gave a less-than-two-minute summary of approval voting. Blake asked if there was any way to make it shorter or better. I told him he needs to get it down under 140 characters. You can find Frank's notes here: lpboulder.org/audio/20161229-123000%20-%20Frank%20Atwood%20%26%20Blake%20Huber%20-%20Boulder%20Approval%20Voting%20lunch%20briefing%20December%2029%202016.pdf