[EM] Fw: borda count

Stephane Rouillon stephane.rouillon at sympatico.ca
Sat Nov 6 10:34:13 PST 2004

To the possible exception of how one counts truncated ballots...
If you assume all ballots are full rankings Steve is right.
However, some treatments proposed on this list for
truncated ballots could produce different winners in case of equal ranks
or partial rankings...
I promote treatment of such cases that end up with the
same total points as a fully ranked ballot. With any ballot
producing the same number of points, Steve is right.


Steve Eppley a écrit :

> Hi,
> 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.
> --Steve
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