Message from Vern in #FedsShallRiseAgain! #fed-discussion
I guess I won't need to vote for myself
Since I'm probably beyond quota
Haha, yea. The same can't be said for me.
Yeah, I'll probably help you out
Since I'll vote strategically
Yea, I have never understood all the strategically voting. It confuses me haha
Well the way it works is that the total number of votes at the end of the election
Are divided by the number of candidates plus one I think
To make the quota
And any candidates who exceed it
Are automatically elected
And surplus votes are redistributed
To those voters 2nd prefs
I might vote for you if you need it tomorrow
holding my vote off
Thank you dfw. I was trying to hold off, but I was like whatever and voted haha
And then the vote goes to the next round after the surplus redistribution
And the candidate in last place is eliminated
is there stv at fed level too?
And so the votes of the eliminated candidate goes to those voters 2nd prefs
And then the cycle repeats itself with a new quota
And 3rd prefs
Until 9 candidates are elected
I see, So I just need to not be eliminated in the 1st or 2nd round
Yeah kind of
I wish it was easier to see how it would play out, but it takes forever to do it haha
What happens to someone vote if they ranked two people 1?
I think it is invalid for that part of the ballot.
bluedogdemocrat ranked two people number one on the house
I think the top #1 goes to the candidate
unless i get 4 or 5 more 1st perf then I have no chance
Well, it looks like I will most likely not be elected, most of the Feds will be.
Well, at least you tried hard