Exaggerated opinions

Rob Lanphier robla at eskimo.com
Fri May 8 00:42:29 PDT 1998

On Wed, 6 May 1998, Saari wrote:
> In a message dated 98-05-06 03:18:53 EDT, you write:
> >Any set of "rated" ballots can be converted to ranked ballots (presuming
> >ties are allowed on the ranked ballots).  
> I agree, and it is also clear that ranked ballots cannot be converted back to
> rated ballots.  This is strong evidence that rated ballots contain more
> information.

...and ballots that contain 500 word essays about each of the candidates
contatin even more information.  However, that information isn't
necessarily useful in the fairest election method.

Rob Lanphier
robla at eskimo.com

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