[LMB] OT: Rank(ed) Choice Voting.

Harvey Fishman fishman at panix.com
Wed Jun 30 00:49:40 BST 2021

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From: "Karen A. Wyle" <kawyle at att.net>
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Subject: Re: [LMB] OT: Rank(ed) Choice Voting.

>  If a candidate in a multi-party race manages to get a majority, then yes, none of the special features of ranked choice voting would come into play.
>I'm not sure what NYC did before adopting Instant Runoff Voting (IRV). They might have had a true runoff (second election), or declared the candidate with the most votes (plurality) the winner. A true runoff would very likely take longer (even longer), depending on how much time elapsed between the first election and the runoff. The advantage of an actual runoff is that the voters know who their choices are, in that second election, and deliberately vote for one of them. In IRV, the algorithm makes it much harder to predict how one's original ranking of candidates will translate into a result once the discard algorithm is applied.
We had run-off elections.


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