[EM] No evidence that IRV doesn't fail. Reasons why it must

Dgamble997 at aol.com Dgamble997 at aol.com
Fri Jan 23 15:58:01 PST 2004

Eric Gorr wrote:

>Yes, I can invent numbers that show just the opposite.

Yes, exactly my point.

In the original examples only rankings, not rankings with utilities were 
given. Without information on the actual utilities the Condorcet winner might have 
the highest utility or might not. You just don't know. You cannot say from 
rankings alone (as you did) that 

"The voters were clearly split, but both of the larger groups preferred the 
third option over the primary opposition. As such, the highest utility 
candidate was elected by Condorcet."

David Gamble
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