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Re[2]: [ga] withdrawal of candidacy

Hello Kent,

Tuesday, April 03, 2001, 11:24:18 AM, Kent Crispin wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 03, 2001 at 11:26:58AM -0700, Bret Fausett wrote:
>> Kent Crispin wrote:
>> >> Luckily, the instant-runoff voting system will allow any votes that people
>> >> may have cast for me to be redistributed to other candidates.
>> > 
>> > The question of what to do when a candidate withdraws in the midst of
>> > an election is a matter of policy, not mechanism.
>> In most jurisdictions in the United States, as an example, the practice is
>> to inform the voters of the withdrawal but allow the election to proceed as
>> planned under the current ballot. (Of course, this practice has led to at
>> least one dead man being elected to a high office. :-)

> Well, none of the candidates are dead, that I know of.  But we have no
> established practice here, and it seems pretty clear that the NC will 
> have to make a determination.  Well, I suppose the GA could vote on 
> what to do...

I think the voting system adequately deals with this.  There really is
no crisis here.

Best regards,
 William                            mailto:william@userfriendly.com

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