Will the real Condorcet please stand up? (was RE: Re: Reply on E

Steve Eppley seppley at alumni.caltech.edu
Fri Apr 5 19:54:08 PST 1996

DEMOREP1 at aol.com wrote:
>Mr. Anderson proposed this Condorcet example -
>> 46:  A, (B & C tied)
>>  6:  B, A, C
>>  4:  B, C, A
>> 44:  C, B, A
>which produces A>C>B>A -- a circular tie.
>Subj:  [EM] Condorcet Tie Breaker Instant Runoffs
>Date:  Sun, Mar 31, 1996 2:52 AM EDT,
>B loses by having the lowest number of first choice votes (10).
>Thus, A beats C 52 to 48.

This Demorep1 circular-tie-breaker shouldn't be called Condorcet.
The real Condorcet doesn't care about first choice votes.


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