[EM] Real IRV Election, Disputable Result

Jonathan Lundell jlundell at pobox.com
Fri Mar 10 18:39:55 PST 2006

At 7:00 PM -0700 3/10/06, Jan Kok wrote:
>Holy sacred cow, Batman!!
>According to Brian's analysis, Miller was the Condorcet winner, but
>Kiss won the actual IRV election.  Miller was preferred over Kiss 3991
>to 3455.
>Brian, the number of first-choice votes according to your histograms
>doesn't exactly match the numbers on the Burlington election site, for
>the first round summary.  For example, you show Kiss got 3808
>first-choice votes, but the election site shows 3809.  Do you know
>what caused the discrepancies?  Did you account for spoiled and
>truncated ballots correctly?
>Thanks for doing this analysis!  This is BIG news in the small world
>of voting methods! :-)

How so? It's well known that IRV/AV/STV doesn't necessarily find the 
Condorcet winner. It shouldn't be too surprising that there are 
real-world examples.
/Jonathan Lundell.

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