[Election-Methods] cycles for: rcv ala tournament

Dave Ketchum davek at clarityconnect.com
Sun Dec 30 19:34:48 PST 2007

We say "rcv", claiming that the IRV backers have done well in promoting 
"almost" what we want to sell - we are basically agreed on ballots, but go 
our own ways on counting votes.

We can brag that in most races simply counting the votes gives us a clear 

Then we get to cycles, and have no end of arguments as to how to respond. 
  To restart that debate I offer:
      Write-ins have to be handle able, for any race in which they are 
permitted (this is simply a demand that the arrays have to tolerate 
attending to write-ins whenever they discover existence of such).
      Resolution has to start with the full district array, without going 
back toward ballot data.
      Resolution has to be defend able as a reasonable response to the 
nature of the cycle.  This is the tricky part.
      Resolution has to be simple and understandable.

Learn a bit:
CONDORCET'S METHOD of rank-balloting by Mike Ossipoff

Examples For CONDORCET'S METHOD by Mike Ossipoff

What next?


On Sun, 30 Dec 2007 16:52:29 -0800 rob brown wrote:
> On Dec 30, 2007 3:57 PM, Kevin Venzke <stepjak at yahoo.fr 
> <mailto:stepjak at yahoo.fr>> wrote:
> If I had my way, all the condorcet advocates would hold a vote, and then 
> all get behind the method that wins.  Well, let's say the first one that 
> is a condorcet winner.
> It is my opinion that all condorcet methods are imperfect, but that 
> plurality is so much worse, and so much more used, that a better use of 
> my own time is debating condorcet vs. plurality rather than condorcet 
> vs. condorcet.
> If I have to debate against the range people, so be it, but that is 
> mostly because because I think the effect of the range advocates is 
> actually to keep the status quo.
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