[EM] SR, Borda
nkklrp at hotmail.com
Mon Sep 19 22:36:41 PDT 2005
About MMPO, yes, SR is surely better than MMPO, because of the serious
problem that you demonstrated MMPO to have. SR's only problem is Borda's
strategy problem. Bad enough, but no so bad for electorates who are already
going to strategize a lot anyway.
The FBC-friendly Borda variant counts 6 points to both A and B, 4 points to
each of CDE, 1 point to F, and zero to G.
What are the rules of that version of Borda? Does it strictly meet FBC? I
guess Borda meets FBC if all of your 1st-ranked candidates get the same top
score that one would get in that rank position, without raising anyone
else's score as a result of the equal top ranking.
Maybe one could say:
All top-ranked candidates share the score that Borda would give to a lone
top-ranked candidate. Other candidates get the same score they would get if
that equal ranking hadn't taken place.
That probably isn't a good way to word it. What is the wording of the
Anyway, SR is probably more simply-defined than FBC-complying Borda.
"The winner is the candidate with fewest candidates ranked over him/her,
summed over all the ballots."
Good, then Borda needn't be so bad for public elections, though I prefer
MDDA, MDDB, Approval, and SR to FBC-complying Borda.
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