[EM] High Resolution Inferred Approval version of ASM

Toby Pereira tdp201b at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Jun 25 00:21:49 PDT 2019

```Richard
The drawback you talk about applies to ranked-ballot systems that convert ranks into points, such as Borda because of the assumptions made about what a voter's positional rank of a candidate means. However, it is not relevant to score/range voting where the voters pick the scores for each candidate themselves. There is no such assumption made in score voting.
Score voting may have other drawbacks, but they are not the same as the drawbacks of Borda. They are completely different methods with different philosophies and should not be conflated.
"But the point is they are all assumptions. This is the basic drawback to score voting systems" is a statement made as a result of such a conflation and is wrong.
Toby

On Mon, 24 Jun 2019 at 19:39, Richard Lung<voting at ukscientists.com> wrote:
Thankyou for asking. It's standard statistics. I refered to it occasionally over the years.
To give a more representative summary of classes of data, they may be weighted. If no accurate information is available, the weights to respective classes may be assumed. Hence Borda method fits the statistical description, weighting in arithmetic progression. JFS Ross, Elections and Electors, 1955, suggested that the weighting would be more realistic using the geometric mean. This would be weighting in geometric progression. The British broadcaster Robin Day favored weighting in harmonic progression!
But the point is they are all assumptions. This is the basic drawback to score voting systems.

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