Borda and majority candidates

Thu Jan 17 11:46:42 PST 2002

Mr. Ingles wrote-

When looking at votes-as-cast, it's easy to show how Borda can elect a
unanimously despised candidate:

                     Voter rating
         <---preferred               despised--->
 40      A                                  C D E
 60      B                                  C D E

In other words, C, D, and E are all despised candidates.  Even though B
has a 60% majority, C wins the Borda count with 200 points compared to B
with 180.
D- This is yet another example that later choice votes should NOT be counted 
if they hurt an earlier choice.

This is yet another example that adding 1 or more choices to 2 existing 
choices may result in having NO divided majority.

As usual, in ALL divided majority cases, there can be some *unfair* results 
depending on which tiebreaker is used.

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