[EM] Bucklin

MIKE OSSIPOFF nkklrp at hotmail.com
Wed Sep 21 21:57:23 PDT 2005

Sure, I'd have to agree that ERBucklin(whole), matching SR in its FBC 
compliance,  is better than SR, which, so far as I know, offers nothing but 

But MDDA is better than Bucklin.

Bucklin has the advantage of a easier handcount than the pairwise-count 
methods, for organizations or communities that only do handcounts.

In ERBucklin(whole), if you raise Favorite from 2nd place up to 1st place 
where Compromise is, doesn't that mean that your vote filters down to your 
old 3rd place candidate sooner? Maybe soon enough to let him get a majority 
before Favorite or Compromise does? Maybe Favorite or Compromise otherwise 
would have gotten the first majoritiy.

So that makes it sound as if ERBucklin(whole) can fail FBC. I haven't 
thoroughly checked that scenario out, and it could be incorrect.

If, as that suggests, Bucklin doesn't meet FBC, then I retract my statement 
that ERBucklin(whole) is better than SR for public elections.

Mike Ossipoff

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