[EM] multi-method combo

Chris Benham chrisjbenham at optusnet.com.au
Thu Jun 8 13:04:22 PDT 2006

Jonathan Lundell wrote:

> To take a real-world recent example, on Tuesday we had a gubernatorial 
> primary election in California to choose party candidates for the 
> November general election. In the Democratic primary, there were half 
> a dozen candidates, but only two with a chance of winning, and 
> extensive polling leading up to the primary had them in a statistical 
> tie. That's not an uncommon situation, and the Condorcet strategy of 
> burying would have been trivial to implement.
> With IRV, I'd be interested in knowing what the strategy would be in 
> the above election.
The best voting strategy based on this information would be to vote 
With only two competitive candidates, there is no "split vote" problem 
in IRV.

Chris  Benham

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