[EM] Fw: borda count

Steve Eppley seppley at alumni.caltech.edu
Sat Nov 6 09:14:24 PST 2004


Jure asked: 
> Probably this has been discussed on the list before. 
> unfortunately i cant find the answer:
> If Borda count in, let's say, 4-candidate election, 
> uses sequence 4-3-2-1 or 3-2-1-0, does it make 
> any difference?

No, the result will be the same.  All the candidate totals 
will differ by the same amount, the number of voters,
since each candidate will receive one more point from 
each voter when using 4-3-2-1 than when using 3-2-1-0.


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