[EM] Summability

Forest Simmons fsimmons at pcc.edu
Fri Jul 25 13:13:02 PDT 2003

On Fri, 25 Jul 2003, Markus Schulze wrote:

> The task of an election method is to find the best candidate according to
> a given heuristic. Therefore, every strategical behaviour is undesirable.
> The common opinion is that it should be as expensive as possible to get
> the needed information to develop and run a strategy so that it is as
> unattractive as possible to run a strategy and so that the advantage of
> the richer voters is as small as possible.

If IRV gave good results under sincere voting and IF IRV's strategy were
so complex that absolutely nobody could find a way to take advantage of
insincere ranking (or convince others that he had), then this complexity
would be in favor of IRV.

Neither of these big IF's is satisfied so the point is moot in the case at


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