[EM] STV and weighted positional methods

Kathy Dopp kathy.dopp at gmail.com
Wed Jan 28 15:27:05 PST 2009


Thanks but I don't need to read any references, the arithmetic is obvious.

In Borda there can be more than one candidate with majority approval
and the candidate with the *most* majority approval may not be the
plurality majority winner like it would be in a first round majority
winner in IRV.

Apparently your definition of majority winner, only includes first
choice winners, and that's OK, but then an obvious consequence of your
definition is that it compels you to admit that IRV finds "majority"
winners far *less* often than a primary/general election or esp. lots
less often than top-two runoff.

I mean *let's get real* and start telling it like it is.




On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 3:52 PM, James Gilmour <jgilmour at globalnet.co.uk> wrote:
> Kathy Dopp  > Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 8:08 PM
>> I see that what you are suggesting as a change to STV such as
>> using the Borda method does seem to be a *lot* better than
>> current implementations of STV,
> Now THAT really would be an improvement.  Borda can fail to elect the majority winner even when that winner has an absolute majority
> of first preference votes.

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