[EM] proper Borda implementation
bartman at netgate.net
Thu Sep 23 21:56:45 PDT 2004
Jeffrey O'Neill wrote:
> I'm not sure of the best way to implement Borda with ballots that don't
> rank all the candidates. Suppose that 4 candidates are running. With a
> ballot like:
> A B C D
> A gets 4 points, B gets 3 points and so on. But what about a ballot like
> A B
> A and B should be treated as above, but what about C and D? I see two
> (1) C and D each get nothing.
> (2) C and D each get 1.5 points (average of leftover points).
> Any thoughts as to which is better?
I would say (1) is the better alternative, but then I'm not exactly a
I believe the classic interpretations are either (2), or else to simply
disqualify incomplete ballots.
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