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Re: Brownlow Medal 2022

Reply #195
The problem with the debating method is displayed in what happened to Greg Williams, one dominant bad egg with a grudge cost him a Brownlow medal, it's like having a single corrupt juror when you need a unanimous decision. In effect he stood over the other umpires and swayed their votes, some call it bullying!

The AFL should require the umpires to vote anonymously and independently, then calculate the 3-2-1 from the anonymous votes!

And you could end up with four players tied on four votes.

The voting system isn't broken and, as Blue Moon put it, it's the worst system apart from any other.  Leave it be.


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Re: Brownlow Medal 2022

Reply #196
And you could end up with four players tied on four votes.

The voting system isn't broken and, as Blue Moon put it, it's the worst system apart from any other.  Leave it be.
It's broken if it's susceptible to corruption or influence, when we hold political elections we vote in booths that preserve our privacy for many reasons.

The recent events would be impossible to occur if no single umpire knew all the votes of a game.

You can avoid tied votes by having the right design around how they are cast and then how they are counted, all votes do not have to be equal, and you can still have the 3-2-1 system on Brownlow night not matter how many individual votes are cast.
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