[EM] Summed Ranks (SR)

MIKE OSSIPOFF nkklrp at hotmail.com
Sun Sep 18 15:01:16 PDT 2005

Summed Ranks (SR):

The winner is the candidate for whom the number of candidates ranked over 
him/her, summed over all the ballots, is the least.

[end of SR definition]

For example:

If you rank Nader over Dean, then that's one point against Dean. If you rank 
Nader 1st, and Dean & Hitler 2nd, and Bush 3rd, that's 3 points against 
Bush, 1 point against Dean, and 1 point against Hitler.

SR meets FBC. SR is a simple rank method that meets FBC. I haven't studied 
it yet, and I don't know what other properties it has. It may have 
disadvantages that I don't know of. I like it because it's a simiple and 
completely ordinal rank method that meets FBC.

Mike Ossipoff

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