[oclug] More on Voting Reform (Condorcet)
flying-camel at rogers.com
Thu Feb 17 19:36:01 EST 2005
On Thu, 2005-02-17 at 18:01 -0500, Francis J. A. Pinteric wrote:
> The ranking of each candidate by the electors are then converted into
> points such that each of the ranks from 1 to 9 have the following point
> values: 20, 18, 16, 13, 11, 9, 7, 4, 2 the sum of which totals 100.
> These numbers are arrived at by (an approximation from) the simple
> calculation: 100*(1+x-n)/y, where y is the sum of the digits 1 through
> 9 (45) and X is (9+1). For a board of six, x is 21 and y is 7
I'm no math expert, nor do I claim to be in any way, I just was
wondering why can't they hold their value and just do it in reverse?
Basically 9 is the most and 1 is the least. Then don't you just have to
add up all of the numbers without need of any fancy conversion.
Or am I missing something as to why this wont work?
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