[EM] What have I started?!

Michael Ossipoff mikeo2106 at msn.com
Mon Jan 22 05:38:45 PST 2007


You wrote:

ike, you're kidding, right?

Not at all.

You continue:

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?

I reply:

No, most or all voters here would know that they're giving up voting power 
when they vote sincerely. But yes, I believe that some would vote sincerely. 
And if there's a vote on who gets kicked off the list :-) and if I'm a 
candidate, I don't want to win because those who like me are more honest 
than those who don't.

Yes, it was years ago when Approval won here. But it's all we have to go on. 
How would we vote on how to vote, if we don't use the most recent method 
that won? The only other alternative, which I have nothing against, would be 
to use "Voter's Choice", a method that I've proposed, and which we used when 
we chose Approval. Voter's Choice is for voting when there's no pre-existing 
voting system chosen.

Mike Ossipoff

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