unattainable but useful criterion

Mike Ositoff ntk at netcom.com
Thu Nov 5 18:09:41 PST 1998

Even when worded in terms of preventing successful offensive
strategy rather than protecting the CW's win, strong 1st Choice
is probably unattainable for any 1-balloting method. At least
for Condorcet(EM). I don't know about Schulze. 

But Condorcet(EM) meets it unless impossibly well-informed
offensive strategy is used in a many-candidate election.
So that method _for all practical_ purposes meets that
criterion. That can't be said of Margins or IRO.


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