[EM] Does IRV elect "majority winners?"

Dave Ketchum 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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