[EM] IRV vs Plurality

Eric Gorr eric at ericgorr.net
Mon Jan 26 14:25:53 PST 2004

At 3:47 PM -0500 1/26/04, Bill Lewis Clark wrote:
>David Gamble wrote:
>  >>However IRV does have advantages over Plurality in a 3 party system.
>Eric Gorr responded:
>>  So, rather then just being limited to two parties we would be limited to
>>  three? Can that really be called an advantage?
>It would be, if it were feasible.  Three is better than two, of course.

My point is that, in this case, I do not consider three as being 
better then two. I see no difference between the two numbers because 
one cannot reasonably assume that there would never be a forth, 
fifth, sixth, etc. legitimate party.

In which case, IRV is equivalent to Plurality as it too would deny a 
voice to certain segments of the population.

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