Abie Philbin Bowman – Crash course in the Irish voting system

Abie Philbin Bowman

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From The Conference August 28, 2019

Abie Philbin Bowman is an Irish comedian, broadcaster, podcast host and also quite the expert on voting systems. In particular Ireland’s voting system. During his talk at The Conference 2019 he tried to make the Irish voting system more sexy by explaining how Ranked Choice Voting works. This ranking system can create a more collaborative politics and could help resolve the identity crisis currently fracturing big-tent parties like the Democrats/Labour. It’s a different way to work with ongoing democracy systems and rates don’t always win. Different counts give different numbers and it could be seen as a way how to hack the democracy and voting systems around the world.

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