[EM] Re: Margins vs Winning Votes

Adam Tarr atarr at purdue.edu
Fri Mar 1 05:13:42 PST 2002

>26 AB
>25 BA
>49 CX

Not sure what this example attempts to drive at, but I'll take a stab at it 
and you can perhaps fill us in...

There are 51 voters in the "A,B" camp, so one of them should win, 
regardless of the composition of X (C is a Condorcet loser).  If X is 
truncation, an even split, or slanted toward A, then A wins.  If X is 
slanted toward B by at least one vote, then B wins.

Since no actual cycles come up in this example, I don't see how it 
differentiates between margin methods and winning votes methods.


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