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WATCH: Computer Graphics Show Which Voting Method Best Represents Your Vote

by Mark Frohnmayer, published

Video Credit: Equal.Vote

One oft-overlooked, yet critical point of discussion in the voting method debate is how actually accurate various methods are in terms of representing the will of the electorate. This video uses the magic of computer graphics to show visually how various systems perform in terms of representative accuracy.

In the end, the data point to one voting method that outshines the other three we looked at: Star Voting (Score then Automatic Runoff). Never heard of it? In this simulation, it significantly outperforms the current choose-one, plurality method, as well as ranked choice voting and score voting.

Check out the video above to see how.

Photo Credit: Blend Images /

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