[EM] "Complete" (falsify) truncated rankings? Does Woodall give a reason?
nkklrp at hotmail.com
Sun Jan 18 23:55:02 PST 2004
Quoting Woodall (in the context of equal preferences not being allowed
except for truncation),
A truncated ballot should be treated in the same way as its symetric
"Should"? Why? Because Woodall says so?
Woodall, or anyone else, of course has the right to make whatever rules they
want for a method that they propose. But any claim that truncated rankings
should be "completed" needs justification. Just asserting a claim like that
If truncated rankings were falsified in that way, changed into somethiing
that the voter didn't vote, many would rightly object that
ballot-modification isn't democratic. (In NES or DSV, for instance, the
voter could be allowed to opt to manually place his/her Approval votes and
have them stay there. For instance, we allowed that option when Voter's
Choice was used for EM polls).
And, with the best methods, rankings falsified in that way would hamper
those methods' ability to deter offensive order-reversal by defensive
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