[EM] Your Vote Counts! (silly voting methods)

Kevin Venzke stepjak at yahoo.fr
Fri Jan 23 20:55:02 PST 2004


 --- Eric Gorr <eric at ericgorr.net> a écrit : 
> At 5:01 AM +0100 1/24/04, Kevin Venzke wrote:
> >40 A>B>C
> >35 B>C>A
> >25 C>A>B
> >
> >A wins.  The 35 votes are not counted.
> Actually, the 35 votes matter a great deal in an RP election - 
> assuming you are referring to '35 B>C>A'
> These 35 votes are a part of the pairwise defeat of B>C being the 
> strongest (has a strength of 75), which in turn eventually causes the 
> pairwise defeat of C>A (with a strength of 60) to be rejected because 
> of the potential creation of a cycle (i.e. ambiguous result).

That's true, but it does the BCA voters no good to lock in B>C if the effective 
result is that C>A has to be thrown out.  They'll wish they had voted B=C>A or

So I suggest that, arguably, those votes aren't "counted."  They don't do
what they were probably intended to.

Kevin Venzke
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