[EM] IRV in San Francisco

Eric Gorr eric at ericgorr.net
Fri Nov 12 08:21:16 PST 2004

At 10:11 AM -0500 11/12/04, Warren Schudy wrote:
>1) Did the ballot only allow each voter to give the top three choices? I
>suspect that restriction would significantly decrease the effectiveness of

Well, it will cause IRV to fail the Independence of Clones Criterion 
and thereby be subject to a spoiler effect again.

What I found interesting is that a claim made to get the voters to 
approve IRV was that it would eliminate the spoiler problem.

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