[EM] FBC comparison: WV, margins, MMPO, DMC

Adam Tarr ahtarr at gmail.com
Fri Sep 9 12:56:44 PDT 2005

One more response to Jobst...

On 9/9/05, Jobst Heitzig <heitzig-j at web.de> wrote:

It is true that they can perform this, but it is false that this is the only 
> strategy for the A-voters to prevent the C-voters from manipulating the 
> election by burying. In fact, it is far more natural for the A-voters to 
> just approve B which effectively protects B from losing.
> You could answer that this requires that some of the last 10% approve B 
> but that they perhaps won't do so since they don't care which of their 
> non-approved candidates B,C wins. 

That is one possibility, but another is that the A>>B>C voters are simply 
unwilling to cast a "dishonest" vote. They have a clear favorite, and a 
"lesser of two evils", and they want to cast a vote that reflects precisely 
that set of preferences.
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