[EM] Don't ignore the margins.
royone at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 15 14:35:05 PDT 2001
Did you ever notice that great thoughts turn to crap once you
hit "Send"? Maybe it's just me.
If one contest is decided by a margin of 60, and two other contests
are decided by a margin of 4 each, only a net of 8 preferences would
be overturned by reversing the two contests, whereas 60 preferences
(net) would be overturned by reversing the one. I had neglected to
consider the minority vote in those contests.
Still, choosing the smallest total margin to be the bottom of a cycle
appears to be a good idea.
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