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It's very important to recognize that this was a different method than is currently being pursued in the US today. That was the Bucklin method, which is terribly vulnerable to strategic voting and does not have the same majority guarantees. For more: http://archive.fairvote.org/?page=2077

Excellent point! The history of voting systems is one of constant evolution and we will continue to try and develop more democratic systems.


Fascinating post, Alex! I had no idea we had ever experimented with ranked voting.

Thanks, Laura. I was pretty surprised when I first heard about it.

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