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  1. Harry Boy

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    In "pandering" to minorities people are allowed to vote SIX TIMES to insure the minority gets elected, imagine the Ku Klux Klan trying to get away with something like this, why isn't this all over the news???

    Today:
    PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- The court-ordered election that allowed some New Yorkers to flip the lever six times for one candidate - and produced a Hispanic winner - could expand to other towns where minorities complain their voices aren't being heard.

    Vote system that elected NY Hispanic could expand
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    No.

    You realize that every voter gets the same # of votes, right? And that any candidate can be given those votes?

    While this is an unusual system in US politics, it is a well-known alternative. There are many voting systems, each with its own pros and cons. This is no different.
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    This system of voting does give the slight edge to minorities in this instance, but it primarily depends on the reigning ethnic group(s) for a given demographic, should they choose the same method for voting.

    So no, I wouldn't classify it as racism, even if we're specifically questioning Port Chester.
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    I would mathmatically argue that to be false...
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    The Hispanic won, thats what they wanted.
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    did you even read what you linked? I scanned through it again quickly, and it appears that 1 Hispanic won. So did 1 black candidate. Which would imply the other 4 candidates were white.

    Staggered elections help the majority -- that's why most advocates of better corporate governance try to get rid of staggered board elections and adopt cumulative voting like this.
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