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video still imgAbout Me

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video still imgThe Voter's Pledge
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Voters' Rights Videos

video still imgBK on Full Representation
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video still imgCould the government shutdown have been avoided if we had a ranked voting system?
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377 Times
377 Times


Wrong for America
Wrong for America



San Francisco Travelogue

NEW! San Francisco vacation
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Windows Media (complete download 10MB) Flash Video (faster, smaller) Travelogue video of my trip to San Francisco to observe the ranked choice voting this year. The event was sponsored by FairVote. We attended pollworker training; met with ranked vote activists and political leaders who were involved in its passage; heard discussions by members of the Elections Commission and academics who studied last year's election; met with city election officials and toured their facility; went precinct to precinct to talk to voters and pollworkers; and had fun in the city. The video only touches a little of all that, and to compress it, a lot of the quality is lost. But you may find it interesting and amusing. Seven minutes long.

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Press Guide

You can watch the videos most quickly by viewing the Flash version, or you can download them in Windows Media format. You can watch each individually, or the whole bunch as explained below. If you have a DSL or cable connection, each Windows Media video should download between 10 seconds and a minute.

Use the Wmv dial-up only (1) if you have a dial-up connection, (2) if you are too impatient to wait the ten minutes or so to download video, and (3) if Flash Video doesn't work well with your connection. The Wmv dial-up version blurs any words on the screen and also blurs my face (although that might be a good thing).

Podcast and One-Long-Video Alternatives

The podcast is mp3 audio from the videos on the website. 25MB, 17 minutes long. (1) Why am I running?, (2) About me, (3) What party am I running in?, (4) 377 Times (fake ad), (5) Wrong for America (fake ad--better with video), (6) Could ranked voting have prevented the government shutdown?, (7) Full representation, and (8) the Voter's Pledge. Download the bk4sos.org podcast

The one-long-video option contains all of the above videos and is a 36MB, 17+ minutes long, Windows Media file, for those who want to download all the videos at once for convenience or for dial-up folks who want to download overnight or when they go to the store (two hour dial-up download). bk4sos.org all 8 videos

My Education and Experience >>

What are the duties of the Secretary of State?

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the “sophistry” involved.
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Dictionary Entry:sophistry
Date:14th century
1 : subtly deceptive reasoning or argumentation
2 : SOPHISM: an argument apparently correct in form but actually invalid; especially : such an argument used to deceive

In other words, an argument that sounds good but is actually bogus.

Here are some types of “sophistry” you may find in political ads.

--Facts out of context
--Attacking a straw man
--Implying correlation is causation
--Selective use of objective sources
--Attacking motives rather than addressing merits
--Decrying the slippery slope (sometimes a valid argument, but almost all policy issues eventually come down to "where you draw the line")

Can you think of more? E-mail me at bruce@bk4sos.org

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