Problems With The Election Methods Cognoscenti

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Problems With The Election Methods Cognoscenti

Our choose-one voting system has always been a disaster because of the spoiler effect. Because, for example, if you gave your vote to Nader, that might have caused Bush to beat Gore (not that Gore would necessarily have been any better). But we are stuck with this miserable system because of a surprisingly large array of people who I call the "election methods cognoscenti". Over many years, these cognoscenti have assembled an enormous collection of distracting, unworkable election methods. This "intellectual subject" has, for instance, consumed perhaps hundreds of pages in works such as the Wikipedia. These cognoscenti have created a gigantic Glass Bead Game which serves no real purpose other than to facilitate intellectual speculation. In nearly every instance where their election methods have been employed, disaster has ensued, although in a few cases, their systems have languished on, providing no better results than the choose-one voting system. Millions, perhaps tens of millions of dollars, have been spent promoting the "IRV" method, which has been tried and abandoned in several venues where it caused massive chaos.

As the 2016 elections are now six weeks away, I have yet to hear any of these election methods cognoscenti give any consideration to the fact that where their methods contain any flaws, those flaws will be ruthlessly exploited by a massive corporate regime. They appear to fail to understand that non-casual, elite interest elections are not primarily contests between political candidates, nor contests between various ideological cohorts. Elite interest elections are always direct contests between the common people and some form of massive corporate regime.

There is one method, which must have been anciently known by someone, that certainly would perform very nicely, and not cause chaos or merely serve as a basis of intellectual speculation. I described it here below, in the topic entry "Distracting, Unworkable Feints" at:

I find it dismaying that participants of The Center for Election Science continue to post at their old Google Groups forum when they now have access to this new relatively independent one. It is very well known that Google is a giant privacy destroying "information octopus" and indeed is a major component of our massive corporate regime. Here are some websites that describe what Google is up to:

REVEALED: Google staffers have had at least 427 meetings at the White House over course of Obama presidency - averaging more than one a week

In this exclusive report, distinguished research psychologist Robert Epstein explains the new study and reviews evidence that Google's search suggestions are biased in favor of Hillary Clinton.

How the CIA made Google Inside the secret network behind mass surveillance, endless war, and Skynet—

Watch our new Times Square video: Don’t Be Evil?

----- So, I definitely will not be joining up with Google+!

I happen to have an old website that addresses this issue, but it's been neglected too much lately:

Simple Score Voting — Democracy Was Always Sabotaged

Tricky Systems and Esoteric Technologies Are Hopelessly Insecure Whenever They Mediate any Contest Between a Minority of Powerful People and a Majority of Relatively Powerless Ones

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