Instant Pairwise Elimination Runoff

Anthony Simmons asimmons at
Tue Apr 10 13:38:31 PDT 2001

>> From: Martin Harper <mcnh2 at>
>> Subject: Re: [EM] Instant Pairwise Elimination Runoff

>> nah - an advertising agency would call it
>> something like "Votex" or "Democratum"... ;-)
>> I still like "Instant Round Robin" for the
>> Condorcet-like methods, though.

There you go :)

So Forest's new system should be called SuperVote
EM, and STV should be called SuperVote Plus with

(* failure to follow instructions may result in
 election of imbeciles)

The Federalist would have read a lot differently
if they'd had television in those days.

>> Anthony Simmons wrote:

>> > >> Subject: [EM] A pairwise elimination satisfying
>> > >> SFC,SDSC
>> >
>> >
>> > I know this is going to sound really silly, but with
>> > the majority of the electorate, the most important
>> > factor is what it's called.  "Intant Runoff" sounds
>> > like it was chosen by an advertising agency.  Maybe
>> > it was.  "Instant Pairwise Elimination Runoff" sounds
>> > like it was chosen by a mathematician.  :)

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