[EM] Suppose, for a moment, there were never any cycles...

KenB kdbearman at gmail.com
Sat Jan 21 16:42:00 PST 2023

On 1/21/2023 4:18 PM, Kristofer Munsterhjelm wrote:
> There could also be simple noise, i.e. some candidates are extremely 
> close, the voters randomly fill in what's really equal-rank, and the 
> random fill happens to create a Condorcet cycle.
> IIRC, Worlobah and Arab were very close in the Minneapolis election, 
> so the cycle could be a result of noise, but I don't know the 
> circumstances well enough to say for sure
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[KB]  That's correct.  There was very little difference in political 
positions among most of the Ward 2 candidates.  I didn't pay close 
attention to their specific positions because I live in a different ward.
   - Ken Bearman, Minneapolis MN

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