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Tue May 6 19:13:21 PDT 2014

best way I can illustrate this is by using Kemeny-Young.  I can imagine 
the following being the top-most Kemeny-Young scores:

134 A<B<C<D<E
130 C<A<D<E<B
122 E<D<A<B<C

The difference between the scores is not very large.  However, there are 
"major" differences between the three permutations.  This could happen if 
the voters have extremely mixed feelings.  This is a bit like the 
computing phrase "garbage in, garbage out."

OK.  Really I should give a concrete example.  The above is just something 

However, on the other side, there was mention on the list about the 
results of the Free State Project vote recently.  Apparently, the results 
were extremely "consistent"!

This post leads me to think about two more problems with the 
Condorcet-to-Scalar method that I mentioned in a previous post.  I might 
post about it tomorrow, unless anybody gets there first...


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