Re: News re preference voting or IRV

From: Joseph Lorenzo Hall <joehall_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Mon Apr 04 2005 - 10:41:57 CDT

On Apr 4, 2005 8:34 AM, Edmund R. Kennedy <ekennedyx@yahoo.com> wrote:
> http://www.govtech.net/news/news.php?id=93516

This is not necessarily good news. Do OVC folks understand that IRV
voting (which this article calls "preference voting") is
non-monotonic? That is, one can, in certain circumstances, actually
increase the likelihood of electing a candidate by ranking them lower
than another candidate? This is non-intuitive and I fear that
advocates of third-parties don't understand this.

A fellow Berkeley student, Ka-Ping Yee, has authored this flier on the
subject (where he contrasts IRV with "approval voting" - where you
simply check all the candidates that you approve of):

<http://zesty.ca/approval.pdf>

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