[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Constitutional amendment: Condorcet/Clone Proof SSD vote tallying

> Raul Miller wrote:
> > You are arguing, I imagine, that [strictly speaking], "casting a vote
> > which prefers option A over all other options" when compared to "not
> > casting a ballot at all" is not an example of "voting the candidate
> > higher"?

On Thu, May 22, 2003 at 07:34:15PM +0200, Matthias Urlichs wrote:
> IMHO, that is exactly what it is an example of
> Simple reasoning: "ranking all the options the same" has the same effect as 
> "not voting at all" WRT the outcome of the vote. Absent reasons to the 
> contrary, it therefore should also be considered equivalent WRT the 
> Monotonicity Criterion, or violation thereof, or lack thereof.

Thank you.  That's pretty much what I was thinking. 

It's good to have an outside expert [you] weigh in.

Thanks again,


Reply to: