[EM] plurality, FPTP and runoff voting
maanguo at giga.net.tw
Mon Sep 6 21:04:46 PDT 2004
I am getting confused. I always thought that plurality
voting was an election where given a multitude of
candidate, the voter could only choose one. (Am I right so
For me, first-past-the-post (single winner plurality
voting), runoff voting (two rounds plurality voting like in
French elections) and proportional representation (multiple
winner plurality voting) were all subsets of plurality
voting: in any of those elections, the voter can only
select one option among many.
Am I still right?
On wikipedia, they redirect plurality voting to FPTP voting,
giving plurality a much narrower definition than I did.
Who coined those terms? What definition were given to those
runoffs systems are listed separately from plurality (which
is assimilated to FPTP), but I would have done this:
1.2. Runoff voting - Two Round System
I don't quite agree with the wikipedist approach: did I
misunderstand something and their point of view the one
generally recognized by everybody?
Thank you for your enlightening comments,
Condorcet, Approval alternative voting.
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