[EM] RE: [Condorcet] Re: why the Schulze Method is a Better Proposal

Simmons, Forest simmonfo at up.edu
Tue Sep 27 15:52:27 PDT 2005

On Sun, 25 Sep 2005, Jeff Fisher wrote:
> Cycles (Condorcet paradoxes) still exist in DMC whether it recognizes
> them or not. To avoid discussing them would be possible but dishonest.
> DMC's tendency to hide cycles rather than acknowledge
> them head on is a liability rather than an asset.

What does it mean to say that cycles exist in a method?
I think of cycles as existing in a directed graph that some people might use to represent a set of ballots or a set of voter preferences.
But cycles existing in a method?
In what sense do cycles exist in DMC but not in IRV or Approval?
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