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

Juho Laatu juho4880 at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Jan 18 16:12:52 PST 2009

--- On Sun, 18/1/09, Kristofer Munsterhjelm <km-elmet at broadpark.no> wrote:

> 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,

(Nor Jobst Heitzig ;-)

> 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 place.

OK. This sounds like strategic voting
(in a situation where all are expected
to check the very basic strategic



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