[EM] To Marquette, to Marquette ...
fsimmons at pcc.edu
Wed Jan 29 12:30:33 PST 2003
On Wed, 29 Jan 2003, Steve Barney wrote:
> BTW, one reason given in a news article for dropping Nanson's Method and
> reverting back to the plurality with a runoff was that they preferred voting
> twice, and felt that they could be more informed voters the second time
> around. What to do about that?
Smart voters! They recognized that with Nanson you need accurate
probabilities to know how to vote in your own best interest. [Nanson's
optimum strategy is more likely to require insincere order than you would
need to use in SSD or Ranked Pairs.]
What to do about that? Use a Condorcet method that is not so dependent on
the polls, or use a cheaper but robust method like Approval or Majority
Choice Approval that gives good results with or without polls.
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