[EM] Other criteriion for reference method?
nkklrp at hotmail.com
Wed Jan 9 20:15:54 PST 2002
Because I still don't fully understand the Monotonicity definition self
and the extent to which it limits Monotonicity definitions, I'm printing
that letter out, to
study the matter further. But it's occurred to me that the Participation
be a better test of a reference method than the Consistency Criterion is.
Participation is so similar to Monotonicity that people have asked me what
is between those 2 criteria.
If I understand Participation, here's a wording of its definition:
Adding to the count some ballots that vote Smith over Jones should never
the winner from Smith to Jones.
[end of definition]
Someone could say "identical ballots" instead of "ballots", but Plurality,
& some other methods pass without that addition, and it seems to
Of course one important difference between Participation & Monotonicity is
Participation is much briefer & simpler to define.
All the methods that occur to me now that pass Participation are methods
considered to pass Monotonicity, but the reverse isn't true.
Consistency too is defined in terms of actual votes, isn't it? Is this
If an election region is divided into subregions, and a regionwide election
but we also count in each subregion, to determine who'd win if only the
ballots were counted, then if a certain candidate wins in each subregion,
also win in the overall region, counting all the ballots.
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