[EM] "scored condorcet", etc

Rob Brown rob at karmatics.com
Mon Nov 21 13:03:48 PST 2005

Kevin Venzke <stepjak <at> yahoo.fr> writes:

> I'd just use the beatpath ordering (that is, candidate A has a
> stronger beatpath to every other candidate than vice versa and so
> wins; candidate B has a stronger beatpath to everyone but A, etc.).
> But you seem to not want this because it doesn't consider any
> specific contests.

I don't want to use beatpath unless there is a way to derive scores from
it....not just ordering.

> Additional ballots aren't a bad idea. Say that the beatpath(wv)
> winner has a score of 0. Everyone else's score is the number of
> bullet votes they'd neat to become the Condorcet winner. (You
> could also say "to become the beatpath winner," but that would be
> harder to calculate.) That gives a good idea of how close everyone
> was, and still picks a good winner.

I think you have described Minmax (margins) as the way of assigning scores.  I
don't particularly like the inconsistancy of using beatpath to determine the
winner (and arbitrarily giving the winner a score of 0), then using minmax to
determine the score.

Still, interesting....


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