Meta election final list.

Charles Fiterman cef at
Mon Oct 12 04:16:04 PDT 1998

At 07:01 PM 10/9/98 -0700, you wrote:
>> > What exactly is this meta election going to accomplish?  Are we trying
>> > to rank things like "Honesty" and "Secrecy"?  Will we be expected to
>> > discuss only "winning" goals?  If purely informative, why worry about
>> > the counting method?  Why not just publish the raw data and use it
>> > directly?
>Mike Osipoff:
>> Absolutely, publish the raw data & discuss it directly. But
>> also why not count it by Plurality & by whichever pairwise coulnt
>> that you like, & report the result.
>No real objection, just that some of the goals seem to stand on their
>own as requirements & don't really conflict with anything else.  Trying
>to rank them seems a little like re-ordering the Boy Scout Law
>(trustworthy, loyal, helpful...)    :-]

Goals like honesty conflict with methods where voters write on
the ballot and methods with slow counts and interpretive counts.

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