[EM] An odd case for Ranked-Pairs

Eric Gorr ericgorr at cox.net
Tue Jan 14 16:19:12 PST 2003

>Dear Eric,
>you wrote (14 Jan 2003):
>>  Would you care to point to the algorithm you used that
>>  would pick B:E as a kept-defeat.
>There is no directed path from candidate E to candidate B
>with a strength of 4 or more. Therefore, when Ranked Pairs is
>being used and you get to that point where you have to decide
>whether B > E (of strength 4) has to be locked or skipped, it
>is clear that B > E has to be locked because locking B > E
>cannot result in a directed cycle.

Ah, thank you for that excellent explanation.

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