[EM] STV and weighted positional methods

Michael Allan mike at zelea.com
Wed Jan 28 18:15:45 PST 2009

Kristofer Munsterhjelm wrote:
> My primary reason for the post (and the change/generalization of STV) is to 
> find out what makes a good multiwinner method a good multiwinner method, 
> and thus how to create good multiwinner methods...

This may have no practical utility, and maybe it's been suggested
before.  (It's only because you speak here in the broadest terms, that
I'm even able to follow the thread.)

One possible approach is to go dynamic.  You let people shift their
votes.  The results will therefore shift, and with them the
constitution of the assembly.  If it ever stabilize, then the assembly
will be (in some sense) ideally constituted.

This will also work in single winner elections.

Michael Allan

Toronto, 647-436-4521

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