Most Drastic Falsification?
bartman at netgate.net
Sun Sep 27 20:38:43 PDT 1998
Thanks, I think I figured it out but didn't know it was called "Pushover
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Mike Ositoff wrote:
> > Hugh R. Tobin wrote:
> > >
> > > I submit that a more drastic form of tactical voting
> > > [...]
> > > is voting for one's last choice first,
> > > and as previously noted this tactic by a minority of the supporters of a
> > > candidate can sometimes work quite well in IRO. The plurality wing
> > > tries to get the other (more extreme) wing to run second, so as to use
> > > the second choices of the middle to prevail.
> > >
> > > -- Hugh Tobin
> > Not sure I follow -- can you put together an example?
> > Bart
> Say it's like one of my previous examples:
> Sincere preferences:
> 44 30 26
> A B C
> B B
> In IRO B wins here if voting is sincere. That can happen,
> but not often enough to count on. But it happens here, luckily.
> But A decides to use pushover strategy, and tells some of his
> voters to vote for C in 1st place:
> 36 30 34
> A B C
> The pushover strategy could also be done in more complicated
> examples, of course. It's a well known vulnerability of
> IRO. But I re-emphasize that IRO has a serious problem even
> if no one uses offensive strategy.
> Mike Ossipoff
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