[Election-Methods] Nanson / Baldwin method winners are in the smith set

Rob LeGrand honky1998 at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 13 19:10:14 PST 2007

Ian wrote:
> Does anyone have a reference for the claim that the Nanson and Baldwin
> methods of iterative borda count elimination are in the smith set? I
> have seen it claimed in a couple places (i.e. wikipedia), but don't
> know where the result came from.

Here's how I explained it back in 2003:


but if you're asking for a published source, I don't know of one.

Rob LeGrand, psephologist
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