[EM] Why the concept of "sincere" votes in Range is flawed.

Juho Laatu juho4880 at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Jan 17 14:57:23 PST 2009

--- On Fri, 16/1/09, Jobst Heitzig <heitzig-j at web.de> wrote:

> To determine how I should vote, is that quite complicated
> or does it depend on what I think how others will vote?
> Or is my optimal way of voting both sufficiently easy to
> determine from my preferences and independent of the other
> voters?
> If the latter is the case, the method deserves to be called
> "strategy-free". The whole thing has nothing to do
> with "sincerity". Refering to
> "sincerity", that concept in itself being
> difficult to define even for methods as simple as Plurality,
> complicates the strategy discussion unnecessarily.

Are you looking for the English language
meaning of sincerity or some technical
definition of it (e.g. some voting related
criterion)? What is the problem with
sincerity in Plurality?



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