Voting system for elections

Ian Jackson ijackson at
Mon Jul 25 12:01:23 UTC 2016

Aaron M. Ucko writes ("Re: Voting system for elections"):
> Here's a half-baked thought, for the sake of brainstorming: What if the
> vote-counting software were to alternate between selecting Condorcet
> winners and progressively reweighting ballots to discount those that
> gave high ranks to winners that had already been selected?  The problem
> is coming up with a reasonable reweighting algorithm.  Simplicity is a
> big plus, in the interest of transparency, but there are other
> considerations.  In particular:

I don't think SPI should be in the business of designing and then
adopting a bespoke election system.


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