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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Star Trek Captain Explains Instant Runoff Voting in Video

Here's a great video explaining instant runoff voting. IRV is alot like a card game invented by Star Trek Captain James T Kirk. If you understand Kirk's Fizzbin, you will understand instant runoff voting. It gets a little rough near the end of the video..... but is a riot to watch.

Educating and entertaining video helps explain IRV rules

There is a wiki article that provides background on Fizzbin:

Fizzbin is a fictional card game created by Kirk in the Original Series episode "A Piece of the Action". While being held hostage on Sigma Iotia II with Spock and McCoy, he spontaneously invented a confusing card game to distract the henchmen guarding them.

The rules were intentionally very complex....

more at the link