Jan Kok did a 28 minute radio interview about range voting
13 June 2006 on the
"reality based" radio program (Tuesdays 6-7pm
eastern time on WRCT Pittsburgh
88.3FM co-hosted by Bob
Harper and Danny Sleator; so named because it concerns topics "left out" of the
mainstream media). Actually this was a 1-hour program but we've omitted the other half hour
on Allegheny County voting machines issues.
One minor error: our exit poll
study (#82 here)
found the percentage of range voters who vote
strategically (i.e. approval style with optional blanks)
is 26% as a central estimate (and ≤33% with confidence 90%) not "about 50%"
as was stated on the radio.
Two lectures Warren Smith gave at Carnegie-Mellon University
(Pittsburgh PA) on 17-18 October 2006. We may be able to add audio later, but
at present this is just the slides for the lectures. The first lecture, on
range voting, takes a bit over
an hour if I talk fast and leave a lot of slide-reading to the audience.
That worked well except due to interruptions and computer problems I had to
skip the part about insects near the end.
The second lecture is on Rivest & related secure-voting schemes
and can be given in maybe half an hour. If you want a more-even split then
move the insects & gerrymander stuff at the end of L1 into L2.
(Best to view these with full-screen browser window, extraneous toolbars deleted.)
Warren D. Smith did a 1 hour radio interview about range voting
on The Edge radio program (Thursdays from 11-12 eastern time on 1520
AM in the Tampa Bay area, or at
internet) 27 Oct 2005.
If you want to listen to it, you have several options:
Download wsmith_interviewL.mp3 file (about 20 Mbytes)
and listen to it at your own convenience later. On my machine (apple X) I can right-click
on this and select "play with itunes" from the menu to hear it essentially immediately.
If you have Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape, then you can
go here to listen to it as "background sound."
(But it may take a while before it loads!)
If you have certain MP3 players like WinAmp, Windows Media Player, or Real Audio Player,
then you can listen to streaming MP3 audio, thus avoiding a long preliminary
wait for full MP3-file download.
You may be able to get that effect by just
(mainly complaining – he prefers genuine 2-round runoff)
about Instant Runoff Voting: