[centroids] [EM] Condorcet for public proposals - Tounament

Dave Ketchum davek at clarityconnect.com
Wed Jan 28 17:41:03 PST 2004

On Wed, 28 Jan 2004 12:56:14 -0800 (PST) Chris Hahn wrote:

> My suggestion about a better name: Ranked Voting or Ranked Voting Method, etc.
> I am not too excited about tournament or instant matchup.
> Tournament sounds like a game rather than something more serious.  Instant Matchup is a technically better name than Ranked Voting, but it requires the public to think too deeply to the next level. They have to think about how the winner is actually selected rather than what they have to do when they go to the polls.  When they go to the polls they rank the candidates.  They can understand that easily, therefore Ranked Voting or Vote Ranking is an understandable name.  
> Those who care to understand how and why the results are matched will really "get it" and be the biggest advocates.  The general populace will be happy with the knowledge that by using a Ranked Voting system they are being better represented.  The superficial understanding will be all they need or want.

Thanks for your 2 cents.

I suspect "Ranked Voting" is a loser, for that describes IRV as well as us.

I claim we have better rights to Tournament, for we count ALL that the 
voter says, while IRV often ignores significant ranking.

> That is my 2 cents worth for now.
> Chris

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