[EM] EXAMPLES OF STV-VOTING PATHOLOGIES
Craig.LAYTON at add.nsw.gov.au
Sun Aug 19 16:20:09 PDT 2001
Douglas Greene wrote (in part):
> A final and very important remark on strategic voting is this. > A very
common voter strategy, adopted by voters who do not want > to "waste their
vote", is to artificially rank the most-liked and > most-hated among the two
perceived frontrunners "first" and "last", > even if the voter does not
really think those two candidates are > the best and worst. It is precisely
this voter strategy which causes > 3rd party candidates to have no chance in
the "plurality voting" > system currently in use throughout in the US.
I can't think of a voting method to which this strategy does not apply. If
the voter is correct in their assumption that the two candidates are
front-runners, it is also usually a pretty good strategy.
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