Ties in Elections
srivasta at acm.org
Fri Feb 7 16:21:06 UTC 2003
>>"Branden" == Branden Robinson / SPI Treasurer <branden+spi-treasurer at deadbeast.net> writes:
> Oh, certainly. I agree that such an option permits an added degree of
> expressiveness, which is a valuable thing. My point was simply that I'm
> not sure if this is a characteristic of the Condorcet Method per
Eh? Why wouldn't the "None of the above" option be yet another
option as far as condorcet is concerned?
> And any twiddle to the Condorcet method *might* vitiate some of its
> desirable properties (one has to do some formal analysis to find out).
I see. I suggest you check out debian-vote over the last few
months, where this has been debated at length; Debian's current
voting methods draft states that a default option ("further
discussion" , nominally) exists unless otherwise stated -- and that
means most votes shall indeed have a default option.
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