[Election-Methods] rcv ala tournament

Dave Ketchum davek at clarityconnect.com
Sat Dec 29 13:17:50 PST 2007

On Sat, 29 Dec 2007 00:53:56 -0800 CLAY SHENTRUP wrote:
>>Seems like Rob Brown gave us a start on moving ahead.
> the best way to move ahead is to dump ordinal voting methods for
> cardinal ones.  approval voting is vastly simpler than all ranked
> methods.
Agreed that Approval is simple - but it is also too incapable of 
indicating normal thoughts such as:  A and B are better than X AND A is 
preferred over B.

Clay would call Approval non-ranked - yet Approval is describable as 
having 2 ranks.

> i don't know why we're still talking about ranked methods in this day and age.
Because neither ranked nor rated is accepted as being perfect.

What we can and should do is become more willing to discard the chaff 
around the edges.
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