[EM] Burlington Vermont repeals IRV 52% to 48%

robert bristow-johnson rbj at audioimagination.com
Tue Mar 9 22:33:02 PST 2010

On Mar 10, 2010, at 12:54 AM, Chris Benham wrote:
> I think the name "Ranked Pairs" normally applies to the Margins  
> version.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranked_Pairs
> "The RP procedure is as follows:
> 	1. Tally the vote count comparing each pair of candidates, and  
> determine the winner of each pair (provided there is not a tie)
> 	2. Sort (rank) each pair, by the largest margin of victory first  
> to smallest last.
> 	3. "Lock in" each pair, starting with the one with the largest  
> number of winning votes, and add one in turn to a graph as long as  
> they do not create a cycle (which would create an ambiguity). The  
> completed graph shows the winner. "

what would happen if A beats C and B also beats C, but by less than  
the A>C margin, and A ties B?  seems to me that A should be elected,  
but i can't tell that RP would come to the same conclusion.


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