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Re: GRs, irrelevant amendments, and insincere voting

On Wed, Nov 05, 2003 at 12:49:41PM -0600, Marcelo E. Magallon wrote:
>  I'll be interested in seeing how you get rid of strategic voters, since
>  from my POV that's a property of the method, not a deficiency.

My goal is much more modest than "getting rid of strategic voting"; it
may be impossible under the modified Condorcet/CpSSD system we use.

I *am* interested in understanding exactly how the particular tactic of
insincere ranking of preferences affects voter strategy, and thus the

I am unconvinced that truly strategic voting requires the voter to have
all-but-impossible-to-gather information about the rest of the
electorate, as some others have asserted.  If that were true, I'd expect
to see "further discussion" losing a lot more pairwise contests.  (I do
presume that most voters want their ballot to have a deterministic
effect, not a random one.)

G. Branden Robinson                |    I just wanted to see what it looked
Debian GNU/Linux                   |    like in a spotlight.
branden@debian.org                 |    -- Jim Morrison
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |

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