I don't know about every tested voting system in the world, but I've been looking at ranked choice systems and I wonder whether any elections have ever been conducted by counting all of EVERYONE'S ranked selections (instead of just the lower ranked choices of those voting for the most or least popular candidates), and allocating points to each selected candidate on the basis of how the voter ranked them.
Has this ever been done to anyone's knowledge, and if so what is it called? If not, why not? Wouldn't it do more to reduce the incidence of tactical voting than even the single transferable vote, which can leave supporters of candidates with medium popularity the only people not to get their vote transferred? And wouldn't it leave far fewer people strongly opposed to their representatives, as it would take into account how all the voters on average feel about candidates other than their first choice?
On another note, do people agree with me that the two consequences I suggest are important things to strive for in a representative democracy?