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fallacycop
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Message 38 of 300 (491702)
12-19-2008 10:39 PM
Reply to: Message 32 by Granny Magda
12-05-2008 10:31 AM


Re: Interesting NY times article
Would it be unreasonable to hold another vote in such circumstances? With such large numbers voting, close outcomes like this have got to be a rare event, so it seems practical enough to hold the occasional second ballot.
How close would it have to be in order for us to declare it to close to call? Even if some number could be stablished, say 100 votes for instance, what would we do if an election came down to 99 votes (or 101)? would we declare it to close to call wheather it is to close to call? As you can see, introducing a third possible outcome for an election - to close to call - between the two traditional ones - A wins, or B wins - does not preclude the need to make a decision and therefore doesn't really solve the problem. Might as well leave things the way they are.

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fallacycop
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Message 39 of 300 (491703)
12-19-2008 10:45 PM
Reply to: Message 35 by Minnemooseus
12-19-2008 2:23 AM


Re: Even tighter - Current Coleman lead: 188 votes
The lizard people balot was declared an overvote. Nothig to do with being distinctive.

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fallacycop
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Message 51 of 300 (491971)
12-24-2008 9:29 PM
Reply to: Message 50 by Coyote
12-24-2008 9:10 PM


At least he gave us his opinion. All you've done so far was complain.
I gather it's hard to be a right winger those days.

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