[EM] The responsiveness of Condorcet

James Gilmour jgilmour at globalnet.co.uk
Sat Jul 12 08:11:02 PDT 2003

All that David's post confirms is that NO single winner system should be
used to elect a mulit-member committee, council, assembly or parliament
if that body is supposed to be representative of those who voted in its
election.  If that is the objective (one I would strongly support), you
should use a voting system designed for that purpose.

IRV and Condorcet are designed for single-winner situations and neither
should be condemned because they fail to give good or consistent PR in
multi-winner elections.

David wrote (in part):
> James Green-Armytage make two postings in support of 
> Condorcet. The subject of the second posting ( centre 
> dominance ) is the principle reason I consider it a flawed 
> method. I realise that I've probably made every criticism 
> that can be made of it in the course of the last month but my 
> principle objection to it is that it has great potential to 
> produce some very bad results in practice in certain real 
> life situations.

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