[EM] St. Louis and Pushover (Re: Reply to Rob regarding RCV)

C.Benham cbenham at adam.com.au
Sat Sep 30 12:22:38 PDT 2023


Thanks.  Yes I meant STAR.

Chris B.

> On 2023-09-30 10:07, C.Benham wrote:
> >/Rob, />//>>/A question for Chris (anyone who cares to answer), what's the best />>/explanation of pushover at a public URL that seems reasonably 
> academically />>/rigorous (e.g. something that seems like it would pass muster as a 
> citation />>/on English Wikipedia)? />//>/Blake Cretney (who used to be active here) had a web-page />/("condorcet.org" I think it was called) />/that is unfortunately now extinct. I regret not copying and storing the />/definitions/explanations that />/were there. /
> It's still available on the Internet Archive:
> https://web.archive.org/web/20090713234702/http://www.condorcet.org:80/emr/defn.shtml
> The push-over definition says: "The strategy of ranking a weak
> alternative higher than one's preferred alternative, which may be useful
> in a method that violates monotonicity."
> >/SCORE is similar.  There one can choose between maximising the chance />/that a weak candidate will get in to the final two, />/or weakening your vote for the weak candidate to just below maximum (4 />/instead of 5) so as to help your favourite win the />/top-two pairwise comparison. /
> Do you mean STAR? Score voting (Range voting) is monotone.
> -km
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