The 9th USA Parliament is a 1000 Member Districthttp://usparliament.org/
In a 1000 member district, the first 1000 names that receive 1/1001ths
(or .0999%) plus one vote are elected, and the last name with 1/1001ths
of the votes (not plus one vote) is not elected.
Commentary by James Ogle
In most all US style single winner and multi winner elections,
the voter makes a “check” or “x” by the choice(s), and the results are
added up using addition, and the one(s) with the most votes wins.
That’s called first past the post, or FPTP, the results are unpredictable,
rarely proportionate, and the majority's choice rarely wins.
Dual member districts that use
ranked choice voting (RCV) are guaranteed that 66.66% plus two
of the votes elect the two nominees within each category.
That's because the first two candidates win with 33.33% plus
one vote, leaving less than 33.33% of the ballots not electing anyone,
so the third choice isn't elected.
The way it works, is once one nominee garners 33.33% of the votes,
plus one vote, they are declared winner.
In no candidate received 33.33% plus one vote, then the nominee with the fewest #1 marks on their ballots is eliminated, and the ballot is transferred over to the voter's #2 choice. That’s called the “single transferable vote”, or STV. Each "round" takes place, eliminating the lowest vote getter and single transferring the ranked ballot to the voters' next choice(s) until eventually the first candidate passes 33.33% by one vote. After one candidate wins, then the “rounds” continue until the second person receives the next 33.33% of the votes plus one vote, and they are declared winner.
The remaining number of rounds and stack of ballots will be less than 33.33% (hence the "plus one vote" earlier in the count),
and the remaining candidate (once all lowest ranked vote getters are eliminated), will have less than 33.33%,
and will not be elected. As the threshold is 33.33% and 66.66% plus two votes had been used to elect the two winners, the balance will be less than 33.33%.
This system will guarantee that 66.66% of the voters get representation every time in two member districts, while
however less than 33.33 percent of voters did not get representation under IRV in the dual member district.
The more the members per district,
the more exact and proportionate, the better the
"portrait of the people", via the results.
In a two member district, the first two with 33.33% plus one vote are elected.
In a three member district, the threshold is 25% plus one vote. (Satisfaction level = 75% + 3 votes.)
In a four member district, 20% plus one vote … satisfaction level is 80% plus four votes.
In a five member district ... 16.66% plus one vote is the threshold for five people to win.
In a 100 member district, the first 100 names that receive 1/101ths (or .99%) plus one vote are elected, and the last name with 1/101ths of the votes (not plus one vote) is not elected.
Satisfaction level is 99% plus 100 votes in 100 member districts.
Also known as “full representation”, that’s how the US Parliament's voting system works.
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