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About 123voting

Imogen Caterer campaigns for the alternative vote (AV) in the UK referendum on May 5th, 2011. The alternative vote is sometimes called IRV (Instant Run-off Voting) and is becoming increasingly popular in the USA. It is also used in a number of internal party elections in the UK But some believe it isn't good enough for the voters! For a dramatically different topic she also blogs on go to: http:www.inspirationcatalyst.com

Our Voting System Leads to Less Popular Candidate Winning

Feel free to just watch the videos! Imagine the wrong person winning a position of extreme power just because the votes were counted badly…. On May the 5th you have a chance to stop it happening in the UK. In … Continue reading

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Probably the Most Popular Video on Voting Reform

With more than 15,000 views in 3 days. It’ll be soon be more watched than  the Prime Minister on the issue and far more than the No campaign’s video they are sending paid traffic to.   The Problems of First-past-the-post … Continue reading

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The People want the Alternative Vote

Video on Alternative vote

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Why does AV let someone’s 1st Preference have the Same Value as Another Person’s 2nd Preference

One of aspect of the Alternative Vote that gives rise to a lot of adverse is that when candidates are excluded and their voters’ are transferred to their next preference AT FULL value, with no reduction in value because it’s … Continue reading

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Why the Lib Dem vote goes down (even collapses) under AV or PR

Much of the speculation about what happens with AV or proportional representation  (PR)  is based on the assumption that the 3 major parties remain the same. Then in the case of AV what the transferred votes would do (and they … Continue reading

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AV, People Power and the Flintstones

Daniel Finkelstein had it right in the Times on 5th January. Though it was strange to have Fred and Barney (seemingly from the Flintstones) wandering around the debate on whether the UK should change to the alternative vote (AV). The … Continue reading

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