[EM] Why I think IRV isn't a serious alternative 2

Markus Schulze markus.schulze at alumni.tu-berlin.de
Tue Dec 23 03:41:51 PST 2008


Terry Bouricius wrote (22 Dec 2008):

> In a crowded field, a weak CW may be a
> little-considered candidate that every
> voter ranks next to last.

Markus Schulze wrote (23 Dec 2008):

> As the Borda score of a CW is always
> above the average Borda score, it is
> not possible that the CW is a
> "little-considered candidate that
> every voter ranks next to last".

Juho Laatu wrote (23 Dec 2008):

> Except that there could be only two
> candidates. But maybe the CW wouldn't
> be "little-considered" then.

Even when there are only two candidates,
the Borda score of the CW is always
above average.

Markus Schulze

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