[EM] How to find the voters' honest preferences (Kevin Venzke)

Forest Simmons fsimmons at pcc.edu
Mon Sep 9 15:09:54 PDT 2013


thanks for your thoughtful response.  See some inline responses below:

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> Date: Sun, 8 Sep 2013 19:51:03 +0100 (BST)
> From: Kevin Venzke <stepjak at yahoo.fr>
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> Subject: Re: [EM] How to find the voters' honest preferences
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> Except for the way you determine the runoff finalists, it reminds me of
> what I named Single Contest.

After considering many single contest possibilities I settled on this one
because it seemed like the simplest monotonic one:  If I improve the winner
W's position on the three slot ballot, then she still wins if the two
finalists, W and L, remain the same. W will still be a finalist, but what
about L?   Since W is the only candidate with a score change, if L changes
to L', the L' = W,  i.e.
now W is the only finalist, and therefore she still wins.

I'll have to continue in another message, since my time is gone.

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