Majority winner set

Martin Harper mcnh2 at
Thu Nov 30 17:49:15 PST 2000

> Mr. Schulze wrote in part--
> To my opinion, "sincerity" must be defined in such a manner that at least
> a given voter, who changes his voting behaviour because of strategical
> considerations after he has got additional information about the voting
> behaviour of the other voters, votes "insincerely."

Is there not a difference between voting insincerely and voting strategically?
For example, if I like Alice and Bob equally in a plurality system, then a
cross-mark for Alice, and a cross-mark for Bob are both sincere votes. Suppose I
use a dice to initially decide, and pick Alice. then I get info from polls and
discover that the race is between Bob and Charlie, and change my vote. This, by
Mr. Schulze's requirement, is insincere.

But if in the same case the dice happens to pick Bob, then presumably this would
be a sincere vote? But to have the sincerity of my vote effectively decided by a
dice seems, well... odd at least. Don't like it.


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