Re: [OVC-discuss] Ranked Choice Math

From: Rick Carback <carback1_at_umbc_dot_edu>
Date: Fri Aug 08 2008 - 21:59:48 CDT

interesting, hadn't seen that one before! I've even asked Warren Smith
about it and at the time he had no answer.

"mathematically it does not really matter very much which one you choose"

I don't think his justification for 0-9 being bad is very strong, and
much of the 2 digit justifications aren't very convincing. He doesn't
really consider elections where range == number of candidates. I'll
have to send him another note about it.

-R

On Fri, Aug 8, 2008 at 9:25 PM, Dylan Hirsch-Shell <dylanhs@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 8, 2008 at 5:27 AM, Rick Carback <carback1@umbc.edu> wrote:
>>
>> I'd say 0-9 or 0-10 is probably the best range, because it is what
>> most people are familiar with. Others say range should be # of
>> candidates, so that people have the ability to rank if they so choose.
>> CRV really hasn't asked or answered the question of what range is the
>> best range. I'm not sure anyone over there cares.
>
> http://rangevoting.org/Why99.html
>
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