[EM] STV and weighted positional methods

Jonathan Lundell jlundell at pobox.com
Sat Jan 31 11:03:08 PST 2009

On Jan 31, 2009, at 10:44 AM, Dave Ketchum wrote:

> On Sat, 31 Jan 2009 08:25:27 -0800 Jonathan Lundell wrote:
>> On Jan 30, 2009, at 9:56 PM, Dave Ketchum wrote:
>>> The war here is over IRV/STV, which Kathy attacks, Terry defends,   
>>> and I agree that kathy should win.
>> You agree that IRV/STV is unconstitutional? On what grounds, exactly?
> I NEVER said such.

I was merely wondering to what degree you thought that "kathy should  

> IRV/STV name implies basing on IRV.
> IRV VERY OFTEN agrees with Condorcet as to winner - which makes  
> sense since it uses ranked ballots such as Condorcet usually uses.
> Trouble is IRV does not promise to always do as good as Condorcet.

Some of us value the benefits of IRV over the benefits of Condorcet.  
We know they both have flaws.

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