[EM] Chris: If just one "B" voter ranks a 2nd choice in your MMPO example...

Chris Benham chrisbenham at bigpond.com
Wed Jun 8 20:48:01 PDT 2005

In reference to my  question about MMPO in the 49A, 24B,27C>B scenario 
(a MMPO tie), you wrote:

> If one of the 24 "B" voters ranks A in 2nd place, that ends the tie 
> between B and C. Now there are 50 voters ranking A over C, but only 49 
> ranking A over B. C;s largest votes-against is now 50. B's largest 
> votes-against is still 49. B wins.
> As I said, MMPO's ties are based on an unrealistic assumption of 
> uniform voting. 

Ok, I agree.  An  IRVist  might complain about this failure of  
Later-no-Help. I still think that the proposal should include some 
simple deterministic uncontroversial tie-breaker,
such as FPP(whole) or  FPP(fractional).

Chris Benham

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