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

Juho Laatu juho4880 at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Dec 26 02:57:28 PST 2008

--- On Wed, 24/12/08, James Gilmour <jgilmour at globalnet.co.uk> wrote:

> IRV has been
> used for public elections for many decades in several
> countries.  In contrast, despite having been around for
> about 220 years, the
> Condorcet voting system has not been used in any public
> elections anywhere, so far as I am aware.

One basic reason is of course that
Condorcet methods are too tedious to
hand count in large elections with
many candidates. Obviously Condorcet
is now better off due to the
availability of computers.



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