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

Kristofer Munsterhjelm km-elmet at broadpark.no
Sun Jan 18 13:10:14 PST 2009

Juho Laatu wrote:
> 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?

I'm not Abd, but I think the reasoning goes like this: If people vote 
according to VNM utilities, then they'll vote their preference among the 
candidates their vote has some chance of influencing. From such a point 
of view, "lesser of two evils" would not be strategy, since one would 
only be able to influence a decision between those "evils" in the first 

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