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Offline Dr. Txec Róibeard dal Nordselvă, Esq., O.SPM, SMM

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Re: VOTING: The Ranked Choice Constitutional Referendum
« Reply #45 on: January 19, 2021, 02:54:34 PM »
With apologies, I don't speak Talossan fluently. Could you please restate this in English? Thank you.

As Ladintsch Naziunál, I believe it's my job to make translations when citizens use the national language.

C'e cün grült fiirtà q'éu votarhéu per opziun 1: 'n cäps electat d'estat. Q'ár democraçù estadra sublatada!

Pirmalaiset çoiçéu: opziun 1
Secund çoiçéu: opziun 4

It is with great pride that I vote for option 1: an elected head of state. May our democracy be elevated!

First choice: option 1
Second choice: option 4

Thank you. The vote has been recorded.
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Re: VOTING: The Ranked Choice Constitutional Referendum
« Reply #46 on: January 19, 2021, 02:57:27 PM »
I cast my vote in the following way:

3
2
4

Thank you. Vote recorded.
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Re: VOTING: The Ranked Choice Constitutional Referendum
« Reply #47 on: January 21, 2021, 09:23:03 AM »
I vote as follows:

1: Option 3
2: Option 4
3: Option 2

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Re: VOTING: The Ranked Choice Constitutional Referendum
« Reply #48 on: January 21, 2021, 10:09:21 AM »
I vote as follows:

1: Option 3
2: Option 4
3: Option 2

Vote recorded. Thank you.
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Re: VOTING: The Ranked Choice Constitutional Referendum
« Reply #49 on: January 25, 2021, 06:51:27 AM »
I vote as follows
3
2
4

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Re: VOTING: The Ranked Choice Constitutional Referendum
« Reply #50 on: January 25, 2021, 09:37:53 AM »
Dr. Txec Róibeard dal Nordselvă, Esq., O.SPM, SMM
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Re: VOTING: The Ranked Choice Constitutional Referendum
« Reply #51 on: January 25, 2021, 06:33:08 PM »
I vote as follows:

1: Option 3
2: Option 4
3: Option 2

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Re: VOTING: The Ranked Choice Constitutional Referendum
« Reply #52 on: January 25, 2021, 07:12:19 PM »
I vote as follows:

1: Option 3
2: Option 4
3: Option 2

Thanks. Vote recorded.
Dr. Txec Róibeard dal Nordselvă, Esq., O.SPM, SMM
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Re: VOTING: The Ranked Choice Constitutional Referendum
« Reply #53 on: January 25, 2021, 07:53:20 PM »
Voting has now closed on the referendum. The results are as follows:




Option 1 - an elected head of state wins the referendum.



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Re: VOTING: The Ranked Choice Constitutional Referendum
« Reply #54 on: January 25, 2021, 08:02:28 PM »
Option 1 - an elected head of state wins the referendum.

¡Miéida sant! This I honestly did not expect.

My immediate reaction is that this result shows that our nation is profoundly polarized on the question of constitutional reform. That is, a compromise, such as a fully ceremonial monarchy, will satisfy hardly anyone. The recent experience of the United Kingdom shows that a close referendum on a fundamental issue might cause more problems than it solves, if the winning side takes it as an excuse for IN YOUR FACE ultimatums. I have no intention to plunge Talossa into a new National Schism.

Section 4 of the Act which set up this Referendum reads as follows:

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If an option involving a change in the Organic Law wins this referendum, the Government shall introduce an Organic Law amendment to that effect within the lifetime of the 55th Cosă.

The Government will certainly do this, but of course no such bill has a hope in hell of passing unless we take into account the views of the monarchist opposition. We shall all see where this leads.

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Re: VOTING: The Ranked Choice Constitutional Referendum
« Reply #55 on: January 25, 2021, 10:02:52 PM »
For those interested, the discussion re: the 50 word statements went like this:

ME: "Here's the Option 1 50 words. You should put them all on a page on talossa.com."
THE SOS: "I haven't got Option 2 and 3's 50 words."
ME: "FREAKIN' YIPES!"

... and it was all sorted out in less than a day. Amazing enough that me doing my best to make sure the Status Quo and Dual Monarchy options got their statement on the ballot is being spun by the Regent into something shameful and corrupt.

D:na Seneschal, the Government does not conduct elections.  It seems deeply problematic for the Government to work in private with the Chancery to coordinate such things.  I hope it didn't go any farther and I hope that it doesn't happen again, because it's deeply inappropriate.

I am not insinuating anything: I am saying outright that it is wrong for the Government to privately coordinate with the Chancery and help administer an election.  Txec might be your close friend, and it might be trivial to reach out on Facebook and ask about this, and then help him.  And it might seem innocent to you, but it's not.  Please don't do it again.

Had the government not intervened as it did, making very sure the most monarchist and conservative options were appropriately represented, I'm curious: what would have happened with the vote and the ballot?

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Re: VOTING: The Ranked Choice Constitutional Referendum
« Reply #56 on: January 25, 2021, 10:21:24 PM »
Where in talossa.ca is this result?  Unless this wiki data is the primary source?  No matter how the vote turned out, thank you Dr. Nordselva, for a job well-done on this, your first non-Clark public vote.

GV, RArchivist

Voting has now closed on the referendum. The results are as follows:




Option 1 - an elected head of state wins the referendum.



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Re: VOTING: The Ranked Choice Constitutional Referendum
« Reply #57 on: January 25, 2021, 10:26:43 PM »
Where in talossa.ca is this result?

On the Referendum ballot page. I've double-checked the SoS's calculations and they seem accurate.

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Re: VOTING: The Ranked Choice Constitutional Referendum
« Reply #58 on: January 25, 2021, 11:25:28 PM »
I merely uploaded the image of a spreadsheet I created to help me to the wiki. The actual data is on the database.
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Re: VOTING: The Ranked Choice Constitutional Referendum
« Reply #59 on: January 26, 2021, 08:35:58 AM »
The tiresome legerdemain of the referendum was predictable.  A simple vote on "Do You Want A King" Per/Non would result in a King.

http://www1.cs.columbia.edu/~unger/articles/irv.html