[EM] Format of ranked ballot examples (was Re: More Demorep replies)

Steve Eppley seppley at alumni.caltech.edu
Wed Mar 6 11:23:57 PST 1996

Mike Ossipoff wrote:
>DEMOREP1 at aol.com writes:
>> Examples--
>> In each of the 42-41-16 first choice Hitler-Stalin-Middle A. B.
>> C. examples
>This doesn't tell us a hell of a lot about what the rankings are in
>your example. As I & others have repeatedly asked you, couldn't
>you write your examples in a way that doesn't have to be deciphered?
>For instance:
>42%: H, M, S
>41%: M
>16%: S, M, H
>...so we'll know exactly what set of rankings you're talking about.

Yes, and in cases intended to illustrate how tactical voting or
truncating might affect the results, also include what the voters'
ballots would have been if they voted honestly and didn't truncate.

This request is for all of us.


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