Some analysis of DPL 2003 results
Being the election methods geek that I am, I decided to do some analysis
of the last DPL election. I've posted the results of this here:
I ran through a few scenarios using Instant Runoff Voting to tally the
votes instead of using Condorcet. The result depended on whether tied
ballots are allowed. Allowing for tied ballots (and improvising a way
to deal with them), Martin Michlmayr still wins the election. However,
strictly following the rules that were just enacted in San Francisco for
future mayorial elections, Branden Robinson would have won.
At any rate, I'm not trying to kick up any dust or call the legitimate
results into question. My take is that the analysis seem to further
legitimize the results.
Anyway, enjoy. Let me know if you have questions.
(not wearing his Helix Community hat this weekend)