[EM] preface to next two postings

Eric Gorr eric at ericgorr.net
Wed Jul 9 10:29:41 PDT 2003

At 10:40 AM -0400 7/9/03, James Green-Armytage wrote:
>	At this point, I believe that Approval, IRV, and Condorcet are *all*
>substantially better than plurality. However, I believe that the best
>single-winner method is Condorcet. As for which is better between IRV and
>Approval, I am still somewhat undecided, although my first instinct is
>that IRV has more advantages.

Since IRV does not meet what many consider to be the most important 
criterion for an election election system - monotonicity 
(http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monotonicity_criterion), what possible 
advantages can IRV have?

For me to believe a voting system to be worthy of any consideration, 
it must at least be monotonic and IRV certainly is not 

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