Monday, October 23, 2006

Massachusetts: Fusion voting and IRV

One Candidate, Many Parties
Massachusettes voters should choose “Yes” on fusion voting
Published On Monday, October 23, 2006

Voters "...are left with a dismal decision: a Democrat or Republican that they moderately support, or a third-party candidate whom they enthusiastically support but who does not stand a chance of being elected. And if they do opt to vote symbolically for the third party, there is a chance that doing so will help elect their least desirable candidate by siphoning a vote away from a mainstream candidate.

But there’s a solution which, while not a panacea, will go a long way towards solving both of these problems. It’s called “fusion voting.” ....

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