[EM] Jamson: Answers and declaration

MIKE OSSIPOFF nkklrp at hotmail.com
Sat Apr 7 11:43:22 PDT 2012

After posting yesterday, I realized that the credentials are relevant to the declaration-signing, rather than to the answers for 
Democracy Chronicles. 

It [the declaration] recommends 4 methods. If for some reason you don't want to just read it,


I have no objection to reading it. In fact, I've been meaning to read it again. Thanks for the additional link, above.

You continued:

 here's my summary: 


Range or Score Voting 
Majority Judgement (median point totals)

You missed Condorcet (does not specify which form)

Yes, I did, but I included Condorcet in my 2nd answers posting, the one for which I used the correct

You added:

It also mentions 2 others:

SODA (simple optionally delegated Approval)

In the declaration, SODA is mentioned as "too soon to recommend but merits further study".
 declaration mentions both advantages and disadvantages of IRV, and says
 that there are both signers who support and those who oppose the 


Right, I remember that IRV was mentioned with a lower status than the others. I didn't remember that 
SODA wasn't recommended along with Approval, Range, and Median Totals (Majority-Judgement).

I like it that the recommendations for public elections don't include the flagrantly FBC-failing IRV.

As for SODA, I can understand their hesitation to recommend something new, and also very different, though I'm sure that
SODA would be a fine enhancement option for Approval.

I'm entirely pleased with the declaration's recommendations.

Mike Ossipoff

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