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Re: “Q&A with Donald Saari about election math

Saari is correct about the failures of plurality voting, but he's wrong to advocate for the Borda count. The Borda count is highly susceptible to strategic voting. In a race with two popular front-runners and an unpopular fringe candidate, voters of one front-runner have a strong incentive to dishonestly rank the other front-runner last -- a strategy called "burying" -- a tactic that if widespread can cause the fringe candidate to win! The best single-winner system for elections in Instant Runoff Voting. Saari concocts a theoretical example involving milk, wine, and beer to demonstrate a flaw with IRV, but in elections involving real political candidates, not beverages, these supposedly flaws don't occur with any discernible frequency. All Saari need do is to look at elections where IRV is in place to see its success in practice.

Posted by progressnerd on 10/16/2008 at 12:36 PM

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