[EM] Defensive truncation in wv Condorcet

Kevin Venzke stepjak at yahoo.fr
Tue Dec 30 13:20:01 PST 2003


My remarks were about MinMax (Pairwise Opposition), which elects the
candidate who minimizes the maximum votes against him in any pairwise
contest (be it victory or defeat).

Admittedly I don't know much about offensive strategy for this method.
Burial seems potentially effective.  But truncation doesn't appear to
be a useful strategy of any kind in "MMPO."

Kevin Venzke
stepjak at yahoo.fr

 --- MIKE OSSIPOFF <nkklrp at hotmail.com> a écrit : > 
> Kevin Venzke wrote:
> I can see this now, too.  Worsening someone's score could happen
> to make a preferred candidate into the winner.  That is surely why
> random filling always makes more sense than truncation.
> I reply:
> Not always. If there's a danger or likelihooid of offensive order-reversal, 
> and you want to deter it, then leave out of your ranking the candidate(s) 
> whose voters are considering offensive order-reversal. Announce before the 
> election that you are doing so and that you ask others to do so.
> Mike Ossipoff

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