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Re: GRs, irrelevant amendments, and insincere voting

On Sat, Nov 01, 2003 at 10:28:15PM -0500, Anthony DeRobertis wrote:
> I merely wish to point out that our super-majority voting system is 
> vulnerable to strategic voting and fails the Strong Defensive Strategy 
> Criterion.

Well, it's possible that the Strong Defensive Strategy Criterion[1] was
not regarded by the proponents of our current voting system as a
valuable characteristic.  I didn't even remember it being discussed, and
according to Google, anyway, it never really was.  Mike Ossipoff brought
it up in February 2000; Raul Miller brought it up again in December
2002, and soliticed the participants for some analysis at that time, but
none was forthcoming.

It may be that there is some study to be done in this area.

[1] <URL: http://www.barnsdle.demon.co.uk/vote/stfree.html>, for those
    playing along at home.

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