[EM] A rant; forgive me.
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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