Paul Kislanko jpkislanko at bellsouth.net
Tue Mar 27 16:07:01 PDT 2007

Forest W Simmons wrote:

>>re's the improved version of PG-MPO (for want of a better name):

Ballots are range style.

For each candidate X and each range level R, let A(X,R) be the number 
of ballots on which X is rated at level R or above.<<

Here's the problem with that. If R is not an ordinal rank, then in "range
style" every voter has a potentially different definition for "R".
Everything that follows in the description is either ambiguous or requires
some kind of normalization for "R", which would introduce a method affect
that is independent of the voter's choice.

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