[EM] simple question (I think)

rob brown rob at karmatics.com
Wed Nov 16 22:13:54 PST 2005

On 11/16/05, Chris Benham <chrisbenham at bigpond.com> wrote:
> The Condorcet criterion just says that a candidate that pairwise beats
> *all* the other candidates must win. (Obviously such a candidate is
> also the Copeland winner,
> which is why Copeland is a Condorcet method.)
> But the Condorcet criterion doesn't say anything about counting and
> comparing numbers of "pairwise wins."

Right. I guess my line of thinking was....Condorcet seems to put a high
emphasis on pairwise wins, in the sense that if you pairwise beat everyone,
you win, regardless of how much you beat them by. It would seem logical that
that be carried through, so that those who have more pairwise wins beat
those who have fewer. But your example showed why that would not always be a
good thing.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.electorama.com/pipermail/election-methods-electorama.com/attachments/20051116/4be760a8/attachment-0003.htm>

More information about the Election-Methods mailing list