[Noisebridge-discuss] We are a winnar.

Danny O'Brien danny at spesh.com
Thu Jan 20 03:38:35 UTC 2011

On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 12:46 PM, Leif Ryge <leif at synthesize.us> wrote:

> Just for fun, I totaled the 16 ballots as if we were using approval
> voting, and the result is somewhat different.
> Disapprovals per candidate:
>   1 1 7 4 8 6 8 5 4
> Winners by approval voting:
> Miloh & Rachel (15 approvals each)
> Jof & Al (12 approvals each)
> Jim (11 approvals)
> Interestingly, while Danny was more preferred and thus a winner under
> the condorcet method that we actually used, Jim was approved of by one
> more person and thus would have beat him under approval voting.
I will pointedly ignore this embarassing fact and continue to act as though
I had a  some kind of universal mandate from everyone. Soon, the UN election
inspectors will come, and Jim will depose me in a bloodless coup.
(Bloodless, but with some creative use of band saws)

Of course, had we actually been using approval voting, at least some
> people would almost certainly have voted differently. So, this is not
> really conclusive of anything.
> Also, btw, the ballot listed as all dashes was mine and was not counted
> as I intended. I placed an X for every candidate, rather than a number,
> and after some disagreement the election operators (Jason D. and Steve
> D.) decided that it was invalid and then counted it as an empty ballot.
> Not that it would have changed anything, but, it does mean that Rachel
> and Miloh actually have 100% approval from the 16 members who voted last
> night (although they were two people's 6th and 7th choices).
> I, for one, welcome our new duly-elected overlords!
> ~leif
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