[EM] Condorcet cyclic drop rule

Markus Schulze schulze at sol.physik.tu-berlin.de
Mon Apr 2 01:43:17 PDT 2001

Dear participants,

Blake Cretney wrote (1 Apr 2001):
> I argued that since no one had come up with an example where Condorcet
> had considered incomplete rankings, he hadn't.  So, even if he did say
> to only use winning-side voters, this wouldn't have mattered because
> he wasn't comparing margins to winning-votes.

I have found only one paper in which Condorcet mentions the possibility
of equal rankings: "Sur les Elections," _Journal d'Instruction Sociale_,
vol. 1, p. 25-32, 1793.

However, I leave the interpretation to the reader.

Markus Schulze

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