Debian pairwise voting (fwd)

Rob Lanphier robla at
Sun Feb 6 16:28:34 PST 2000

On Sun, 6 Feb 2000 DEMOREP1 at wrote:
> Mr. Ossipoff wrote--
> 40: A (the A voters truncate)
> 25: B (2nd choices of B voters aren't listed, since they're likely
>        to be divided both ways, and we don't know which side would
>        get more from them)
> 35: CB
> The reason why the A voters are in a position to make a circular
> tie is because A beats B pairwise. Otherwise truncation or
> order reversal would merely make C win. Since A beats B pairwise,
> that means that A beats B in IRV after B is eliminated.

No, B beats A, 60 to 40 (C voters votes go to B)

> D- Minor question- what/where was the original posting regarding the Debian 
> rules ???

I posted a few days ago.  The constitution in question is at

Rob Lanphier
robla at

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