[Way OT] Condorcet vs. IRV

Eric egusenet at verizon.net
Thu Mar 25 23:57:48 CET 2004

Joe Mason <joe at notcharles.ca> wrote:

> In article <1gb7o9h.bppzlf33xb5sN%egusenet at verizon.net>, Eric wrote:
> > Off the top of my head, the only inherent problem with it that I see is
> > that what happens if 'NONE' turns out to be the Condorcet Winner? 
> Then the electorate has expressed its sincere opinion that no government
> at all is better than any of the candidates.  Government should be
> immediately dissolved and anarchy instituted.
> I have friends who would be delighted.
> It just occured to me that this is the exact case we have for PEP's, but
> with NONE as an explicit option.

Seems reasonable to me when taking no action is a reasonable option.

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