Re: Election: I was wondering...

From: Brian Atkins (
Date: Fri Nov 10 2000 - 19:56:45 MST

Well to be fair that page did not contain the proof, rather it was an
overview of the prover I guess. Ever think of moving to a better state? :-)

Brian D Williams wrote:
> From: Brian Atkins <>
> >Brian you might be interested in reading this regarding how the
> >electoral college can be proved using math to be "better" than a
> >simple majority style election:
> >
> I didn't find anything there that "proved" that. The only thing I
> found was an explanation on how the electoral system prevents one
> kind of vote fraud, and the direct admission that under the
> electoral system it is the STATE that elects the president.
> When I ran into the "If you don't like our system move to Russia"
> part I left.
> Some years ago I read a paper on the mathmatical faults of
> democracy, I think I'll go look for that instead.
> Thanks for the input though.... ;)
> Brian
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Brian Atkins
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