[Election-Methods] rcv ala tournament

Dave Ketchum davek at clarityconnect.com
Sat Dec 29 15:35:52 PST 2007

On Sat, 29 Dec 2007 14:21:52 -0800 rob brown wrote:
> On Dec 29, 2007 1:17 PM, Dave Ketchum <davek at clarityconnect.com 
> <mailto:davek at clarityconnect.com>> wrote:
>     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.
> Approval is simple only if you find it convenient to ignore such 
> questions as "how should a voter vote to best
> pursue his interests?"  If you happen to include such things in the 
> equation, Approval mind-blowingly complex.
Such questions can come up regardless of method.  Approval remains simple 
because of the very limited choices it offers to the voter.
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