More Standards

David Marsay djmarsay at
Mon Nov 2 05:43:30 PST 1998

In response to:
> From:          "Blake Cretney" <bcretney at>
> Subject:       Re: More Standards

> Perhaps even more obvious is the argument against methods that
> are reverse-inconsistent.  That is, consider a method that says 
> the  best candidate is candidate X for some ballots.  Now reverse
> the candidate order on all ballots, so they are now ordered to 
> determine the worst candidate.  If the worst candidate is found 
> to also be X, the method is reverse-inconsistent.  That is, it 
> can't possibly be right both ways because it contradicts itself.

Example: 2 voters with rankings ABC, CBA. I would say B was a 
reasonable compromise. Presumably you would insist on a draw.
Sorry, but apparently I have to do this. :-(
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