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James Clapper new book "facts & fears" Warren D. Smith (CRV cofounder, http://RangeVoting.org) 5/22/18
Draft of an email to the iowa dem party? NoIRV 5/21/18
Best Algorithms and Design for Proportional Representation Elections sa...@equal.vote 5/21/18
What should STAR-PR be? SRV-PR is horribly broken (it's not even proportional) but STAR-PR doesn't have to be. parker friedland 5/21/18
Proportional Representation- Philosophy sa...@equal.vote 5/19/18
Approval voting mentioned in connection with Texas runoff election low turnout Dodecatheon Meadia 5/18/18
Upcoming CES Events in June! cai...@electology.org 5/15/18
IRV Advocate Accuses IRV of Not Helping Against 2PD William Waugh 5/14/18
Arguments for Approval > Score Clay Shentrup 5/12/18
Comparing Two Voting Systems for Chicken Dilemma and Center Squeeze William Waugh 5/12/18
Places to Argue Against IRV William Waugh 5/8/18
STAR CW/CL stragedy Clay Shentrup 5/8/18
Rangevoting.org and Scorevoting.net down? parker friedland 5/7/18
Score Voting for Washington (state) Clay Shentrup 5/6/18
Iowa 2020 Caucus NoIRV 4/30/18
Blockchain approval voting parker friedland 4/28/18
Jameson's extension of Nicky's explainer on voting methods parker friedland 4/27/18
California Straw Polls? Brian Olson 4/26/18
Online article on electoral reform Dodecatheon Meadia 4/25/18
2-color 1-sided strategy (2C1SS) and voting systems robust against it Warren D. Smith (CRV cofounder, http://RangeVoting.org) 4/24/18
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