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Re: Range Voting - the simpler better alternative to Condorcet voting

On Fri, Jun 15, 2007, Barak A. Pearlmutter wrote:

> You make another point, which is interesting, but which actually when
> carried to its logical conclusion ends up being in support of Range
> Voting over Condorcet.  If you continue with the logic asking what
> happens when Range Voting voters vote strategically, you find that in
> Range Voting where all voters are well informed of the opinions of the
> electorate in general, and all voters cast optimal strategic ballots,
> you get approval voting, which results in ... the winner being what
> would have been the winner of a "100% honest" Condorcet election.

   Unless you can tell us how to be well informed of the opinions of the
Debian electorate in general, especially with ballots that go beyond
yes/no questions, yet still want to make a point about the Debian voting
system, you should not use that assumption in your reasoning.


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