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

Jonathan Lundell jlundell at pobox.com
Sun Jan 25 14:21:00 PST 2009

On Jan 25, 2009, at 12:40 AM, Juho Laatu wrote:

> What I mean is that it may quite OK
> to assume that people are able to
> find some preference order when
> voting. And therefore we can force
> them to do so.

If we regard the preference order as list of contingent choices (this  
view has come up in IRV discussions), then the ability to vote in a  
plurality election implies the ability to produce such a list, as long  
as the voter regards a sincere ranking as optimal--say that the  
voter's (lack of or imperfect) information together with the voting  
rule makes strategizing counterproductive--the ranking just becomes a  
sequence of first choices contingent on the earlier-listed candidates  
being excluded.

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