NZ Meek STV validated against Hill (2006) implementation

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@ -9,7 +9,7 @@ The preset dropdown allows you to choose from a hardcoded list of preloaded STV
* [*Meek STV*](http://www.dia.govt.nz/diawebsite.NSF/Files/meekm/%24file/meekm.pdf): Advanced STV rules designed for computer counting, recognised by the Proportional Representation Society of Australia (Victoria–Tasmania) as the superior STV system.
* *Meek STV (1987)* operates according to the original [Hill–Wichmann–Woodall specification](https://www.dia.govt.nz/diawebsite.NSF/Files/meekm/%24file/meekm.pdf) of Meek STV, with the modifications, relevant only in exceptional cases, that (a) fixed-point arithmetic with 5 decimal places is used, and (b) candidates are elected on strictly exceeding the quota. Validated against the Hill–Wichmann–Woodall implementation for the [ERS97 model election](https://www.electoral-reform.org.uk/latest-news-and-research/publications/how-to-conduct-an-election-by-the-single-transferable-vote-3rd-edition/#sub-section-24).
* *Meek STV (2006)* operates according to [Hill's 2006 revisions](http://www.votingmatters.org.uk/ISSUE22/I22P2.pdf). This is the algorithm referred to in OpenSTV/OpaVote as ‘Meek STV’, and forms the basis of New Zealand's Meek STV rules. Validated against OpenSTV 1.7 for the ERS97 model election.
* *Meek STV (New Zealand)* operates according to Schedule 1A of the [*Local Electoral Regulations 2001*](https://www.legislation.govt.nz/regulation/public/2001/0145/latest/DLM57125.html). Validated against OpenSTV 1.7 for the ERS97 model election.
* *Meek STV (New Zealand)* operates according to Schedule 1A of the [*Local Electoral Regulations 2001*](https://www.legislation.govt.nz/regulation/public/2001/0145/latest/DLM57125.html). Validated against OpenSTV 1.7, and Hill's nzmeek version 6.7.7, for the ERS97 model election.
* *Australian Senate STV*: Rules from the [*Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918*](https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2020C00400/Html/Text#_Toc59107700), using the unweighted inclusive Gregory method. Validated against the [2019 Australian Senate election result for Tasmania](https://results.aec.gov.au/24310/Website/SenateDownloadsMenu-24310-Csv.htm).
* [*Wright STV*](https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/House_of_Representatives_Committees?url=em/elect07/subs/sub051.1.pdf): Rules proposed by Anthony van der Craats designed for computer counting, involving reset and re-iteration of the count after each candidate exclusion. Validated against the [EVE Online reference implementation](https://github.com/ccpgames/ccp-wright-stv) for the [CSM 15 election](https://www.eveonline.com/news/view/meet-the-new-council).
* [*PRSA 1977*](https://www.prsa.org.au/rule1977.htm): Simple rules designed for hand counting, using the exclusive Gregory method, with counting automatically performed in thousandths of a vote. Validated against [example 1](https://www.prsa.org.au/example1.pdf) of the PRSA's [*Proportional Representation Manual*](https://www.prsa.org.au/publicat.htm#p2).

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}
}
// Compare ers97.blt count with result produced by OpenSTV 1.7 "New Zealand Meek STV"
// Compare ers97.blt count with result produced by OpenSTV 1.7 "New Zealand Meek STV" (same result as Hill 2006 implementation)
#[test]
fn meeknz_ers97_fixed12() {
let stv_opts = stv::STVOptions {

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