[EM] many typos, but the example is possible
MIKE OSSIPOFF
nkklrp at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 30 14:07:43 PDT 2000
EM list--
My IRV UUCC badexample outline had some typos in it. But when the
conditions for IRV's failure are written correctly, and written as
a system of linear equations, there are more unknowns than there
are equations. So the system has a number of solutions.
And it isn't necessary to get solutions in whole numbers; one can
just find vote percentages that satisfy the equations. The 1st choice
vote totals of B & Bc can be set equal, since I want them to be within
one vote of a tie. Well, I'm not a mathematician, and so I'd better
not sound so sure about this paragraph. But, with 100 million voters,
isn't a solution in terms of vote percentages good enough, with
B & Bc equal, when actually we want them one vote apart?
Mike Ossipoff
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