[EM] A rant; forgive me.

James Gilmour jgilmour at globalnet.co.uk
Mon Jul 7 00:39:01 PDT 2003

Michael wrote (my splits):
> As for me, I like mean Kemeny order the best. It takes 
> the same amount of effort on the part of the voters as 
> IRV (a ranked ballot, *and* it works just fine with 
> truncated ballot), it's hard to manipulate, tends to 
> produce a centrist candidate, 

OK so far

>and can be used for multi-
> winner elections (just take the top N candidates in the 
> ranking rather than just the top one).

Maybe it CAN be used for this purpose, but it never should be.  No
single-seat winner system should ever be used to elect the top N
candidates.  The result will be distorted, except by chance.


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