[EM] Ranked Pairs Description

Eric Gorr eric at ericgorr.net
Fri Dec 26 12:30:01 PST 2003

At 8:59 PM +0100 12/26/03, Markus Schulze wrote:

>suppose that there are 4 candidates and that all pairwise
>defeats A > B, B > C, C > D, D > A, B > D, and C > A have the
>same strength. Then all 4 candidates are potential winners.
>However, suppose that some voters rank candidate A higher so
>that the pairwise defeats A > B, B > C, C > D, D > A, and B > D
>still have the same strength and C > A is weaker than the other
>pairwise defeats. Then you would reject A > B, B > C, C > D,
>D > A, and B > D and keep C > A so that ranking candidate A
>higher hurts him.

Include that everyone has voted sincerely, and I don't see the problem.

With such a clearly divided electorate, where any of the candidates 
could win, this 'problem' seems illusory at best.

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