[EM] Newbie de-lurks to propose a clone-proof Borda method
davek at clarityconnect.com
Thu May 26 08:49:37 PDT 2005
On Thu, 26 May 2005 10:02:49 +0200 Jobst Heitzig wrote:
> Welcome to the list, Ken!
> You wrote:
>>the fundamental problem with
>>plain Condorcet is that it doesn't directly take into consideration which
>>position candidates are ranked in.
> Well, I would rather say that this is the main *advantage* of methods
> which consider pairwise preferences and/or approval scores instead of
> rank positions, because the rank position per se has no significance at
> The fundamental problem of methods based on rank positions is that
> position k on one ballot can mean a completely different thing than
> position k on another ballot. In my opinion, rank positions must never
> be confused with utilities or ratings!
I second this -
Given a preference for Kerry over Bush, this gets stated in each ballot
that shows the preference. Trying to read something different about this
as stated in K>B K>N>B N>K>B or A>B>K>C>D>B or even N>K does not help.
> However, I am quite eager to know what method you propose. Could you
> please repost it since I seem to have missed your original posting?
As he says in the subject, he aims to improve Borda.
As to partial ballots, the voter has chosen to rank those not mentioned
together, equally, below all those mentioned.
> Yours, Jobst
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