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Isn't this the "biggie?"
Please consider these comments from Karl Auerbach to the
I wanted to reinforce a point that may be a bit subtle --
Voting systems like STV and cumulative are useful when there
are a number
of seats up for election at the same time. These voting
methods tend to
ensure that if there N seats to be filled, a minority with
1/N of the
votes could elect a seat.
In normal majority mode voting -- each seat is a distinct
election and the
net result is that the majority takes every seat, the
minorities get none.
Now, when terms are staggered, and there is but one or a few
seats open at
each election, STV or cumulative voting systems are made
In other words, staggered terms are a way of repressing
If ICANN is to try to reflect diversity of opinion then it