[EM] What have I started?!

Jan Kok jan.kok.5y at gmail.com
Mon Jan 22 01:53:28 PST 2007

On 1/21/07, Michael Ossipoff <mikeo2106 at msn.com> wrote:

> How to vote? Range-Voting is ok for public elections, but it's no good here,
> because strategizers will take advantage of sincere voters. The purpose,
> here, of RV would be to aggregate sincere ratings. But we won't be getting
> sincere ratings. Or at least we'll probably get enough insincere ratings to
> make nonsense out of the notion of aggregating sincere ratings. Some voters
> will top-rate some options and bottom-rate the rest. Approvl is incomparably
> better here, because a sincere ballot is pretty much the same as a strategic
> one. No sucker-abuse problem.

Mike, you're kidding, right? On the ELECTION-METHODS mailing list, you
think there would be people who would vote honestly, using less than
the full range available, who would not realize that they would be
giving up some voting power if they did that?

> But unless we have consensus on that, or unless the list-owner specifies
> BeatpathWinner, how do we choose? Well, we have a voting system here: Last
> time we voted on voting systems, Approval won by landslide. It was Condorcet
> Winner, and won in RV, and by every rank-count we used.

That seems like a reasonable argument, except that poll was several
years ago, wasn't it? People's preferences may have changed.

- Jan

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