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

Dave Ketchum davek at clarityconnect.com
Thu Dec 25 19:15:29 PST 2008

On Thu, 25 Dec 2008 14:25:09 -0000 James Gilmour wrote:
> Abd ul-Rahman Lomax > Sent: Wednesday, December 24, 2008 5:39 PM
>>With a Condorcet method, the votes all count. 
> Yes, all the marked preferences will allow the voter's one vote to be used in as many pair-wise comparisons as the voter wishes to
> participate in.
Voter "wishes" do not matter.  Voter explicit ranking does count:
      No count for equal ranking, whether voter assigned equal ranking, or 
ranked neither.
      Count every pair with different ranks, whether one or both are ranked 
by voter.
>>Think of it as IRV with a different method of deciding whom to 
Condorcet does not really eliminate - it is only looking for the CW. 
Looking at any pair of candidates the leader is either the CW, or on the 
path to the CW.  Of course a cycle is possible, so you watch out for 
chasing your tail.
> James
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