[EM] Credentials

MIKE OSSIPOFF nkklrp at hotmail.com
Fri Apr 6 12:46:57 PDT 2012

I read that, if I might have any credentials, for the purpose of my Democracy Chronicles answers, then I should post them here:

I'm a longtime participant in this election-methods mailing list. 

I was a founding member of this election-methods mailing list. 
In fact, it was I who first proposed the "Single-Winner-Committee" that was the basis for this election-methods mailing list.

I can't say what someone else might have proposed sooner somewhere else, but, so far as I'm personally aware,
I was the original proponent and advocate of Condorcet(wv). That's the winning-votes variety of Condorcet, in which the strength
of a pairwise defeat is measured by the number of voters ranking the defeater over the defeated, for that pairwise defeat.
I pointed out some strategic advantages of this form of Condorcet.

(But I no longer consider Condorcet to be a good proposal for public elections, due to its FBC failure. However, it's a fine method
for electorates, such as some committees, etc., that don't have the excessive timidity and over-compromise-proneness of
our public-elections electorate.)

I've been a longtime advocate of Approval, and I now consider it my favorite method, and unquestionably by far the best
public proposal for voting-system reform.

Mike Ossipoff

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