[EM] What do we mean by "your vote counts"?

Eric Gorr eric at ericgorr.net
Fri Jan 23 10:07:01 PST 2004

At 10:35 AM -0700 1/23/04, Jan Kok wrote:
>Mike Ossipoff wrote (many things, including):
>  > True, Approval doesn't let you vote all your preferences, but
>>  at least it reliably counts all those that you vote. That can't
>>  be said for IRV.
>What do we mean by "counts"?

The election system would take it into account when determining the winner.

IRV will never see many preferences expressed by the voters when 
determining the winner.

With Approval and Condorcet voting, every selection a voter makes 
matters in determining the winner.

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