[EM] Does IRV elect "majority winners?"
davek at clarityconnect.com
Sat Jan 3 16:44:10 PST 2009
On Sat, 03 Jan 2009 13:48:19 +0100 Kristofer Munsterhjelm wrote:
> Paul Kislanko wrote:
> In another respect, Condorcet is an efficient way to find majorities
> that support an alternative. If we (for the sake of simplicity) assume
> voters are sincere and runoffs have similar turnout as primaries, then
> if X pairwise beats Y, X would beat Y in a runoff. If X's a sincere CW,
> it win a runoff, no matter who it ran against.
Your certainty inspires resistance:
Those of us who bullet voted for Z could prefer Y over X, and thus surprise
Still, X has good odds.
BTW, I would not do runoffs with Condorcet, even with cycles - promise of
no runoffs can encourage more careful preparation for the primary vote
where Condorcet allows complete ranking.
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