[EM] Why I prefer ranked-choice voting to approval voting

robert bristow-johnson rbj at audioimagination.com
Sat Oct 15 09:51:29 PDT 2016

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Subject: Re: [EM] Why I prefer ranked-choice voting to approval voting

From: "robert bristow-johnson" <rbj at audioimagination.com>

Date: Sat, October 15, 2016 12:33 pm

To: election-methods at lists.electorama.com


still seems that Condorcet -> Ranked Pairs -> Margins is the simplest, mostly fair (doesn't deviate from Schulze-Margins) method to simply adopt this principle: "When more voters mark their ballots that they prefer Candidate A over Candidate B than the number of voters who prefer the
contrary, then Candidate B is not elected."
i forgot to add the qualification that RP-Margins does not elect a different winner than Schulze-Margins in the case of a cycle involving only three candidates.
(and, if adopted in governmental elections, i believe it would be ultra-rare
that there is a cycle involving more than three candidates, and in that case, it's such a clusterfuck that any claim that one method's winner is more legit than another method's winner would be a dubious claim.)


r b-j                  rbj at audioimagination.com

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