[EM] Some unusual Condorcet STV methods

Vidar Wahlberg canidae at exent.net
Mon Sep 14 00:52:03 PDT 2015

On Sun, Sep 13, 2015 at 10:34:19PM +0200, Kristofer Munsterhjelm wrote:
> Here are some Condorcet/STV hybrids that I thought of while thinking
> about proportional representation:
> Method one:
> 1. Count first preferences of the (remaining) candidates.
> 2. While any single candidate has more than a Droop quota of first
> preference support, elect him and redistribute the surplus.
> 3. If all seats are elected, we're done.
> 4. Otherwise, perform a Ranked Pairs election with the whole electorate
> and eliminate the loser.
> 5. Go to 1.

Interestingly enough, I thought about the same approach myself some days
ago, also while pondering about (party-list) PR and the clone issue.
However, I'm not sure if it would be "better" than CPO-STV, so I didn't
pursue the thought any further.

Vidar Wahlberg

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