[EM] San Francisco Mini-ranked vote

Brian Olson bql at bolson.org
Mon Nov 15 10:27:04 PST 2004

On Nov 15, 2004, at 8:42 AM, Eric Gorr wrote:

> At 12:13 AM -0800 11/14/04, Brian Olson wrote:
>> Using the same engine as the Election Calculator I ran the 
>> preliminary data through a collection of election methods. It turns 
>> out that no race was close enough to wind up with different results 
>> when a different method is used. But, if you want to see Condorcet or 
>> Ranked Pairs tables, or IRV counts, or whatever, here are the 
>> results:
>> http://bolson.org/voting/sf2004/
> Very nice find.
> I had no idea they were going to release the individual ballots.
> Fortunately, it is only a matter of time before there is a case of a 
> close race where the method used (and perhaps even IRV tiebreak used) 
> would make a difference in who wins.
> I don't suppose you have the ballots in the form of 1:a>b>c ?
> It would be easy enough for me to write the code to get them into that 
> form, but I figure you've probably either done it or written the 
> hardest part already which would be to parse the text.

Yeah, raw data, perl script and resulting partially digested '>' form 
of ballots at http://bolson.org/voting/sf2004.tar.bz2
(785374 bytes compressed, 30433280 expanded)

I plan to update this when final data is available.

Brian Olson

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