[EM] 3-slot Condorcet//Top Ratings

Kristofer Munsterhjelm km_elmet at t-online.de
Sun Sep 25 02:59:41 PDT 2016

On 09/25/2016 03:08 AM, C.Benham wrote:

> So as something that better fits your stated aims, I suggest simply 
> 3-slot Condorcet//Top Ratings:
> *Voters give the candidates one of 3 ratings (say Top, Middle, Bottom).
> Default rating is bottom-most.
> Inferring ranking from these ratings, any candidate that pairwise beats
> all the others wins.
> Otherwise the candidate with highest Top Ratings score wins.*
> Smith//Top Ratings would be technically a bit better, but  the "Smith
> set"  part  would probably make the method harder to explain.

Couldn't you get Smith by a Llull-type method without much more
additional complexity?

Line up the candidates in order of first preferences. Then, starting
with the candidate with most first preferences as head of the line,
compare the candidate at the head of the line with the one next in line.
Whoever loses pairwise to the other is eliminated. Keep going until only
one candidate remains.

Or does that compromise CD?

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