Asset voting for W-winner elections (executive summary)
Asset Voting is a simple multiwinner voting system.
Suppose we're talking about an election with W winners:
Voters provide scores to every candidate.
The scores are non-negative numbers that add up to
100. In Simmons' simpler version, your vote is just "name one candidate"
(who gets 100 from you, the others get zero).
A candidate's score-total then is the amount of an "asset" he then "owns."
Candidates then negotiate, transferring some or all of their assets to each other.
After negotiations end, the W most asset-rich candidates are the W winners.
(Optional) we could have "weighted congressmen" where
each has a number of votes in congress proportional to
his assets when elected. This would cause even-finer "proportionality."
Asset is extremely simple, it is proportional,
and it tends to encourage voters to vote honestly for their favorites and not strategically
for their non-favorites.