[oclug] [OT] More on Voting Reform (Condorcet)
Francis J. A. Pinteric
linuxdoctor at linux.ca
Thu Feb 17 21:42:52 EST 2005
On Thu Feb 17 19:36:01 EST 2005, Michael Bazdell wrote:
> 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
> > respectively.
> 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
> add up all of the numbers without need of any fancy conversion.
> Or am I missing something as to why this wont work?
No that works too, it's just more intuitive to start at 1. In
practice that's what going to happen at an election anyway. For each
candidate you would tally up the total counts received in each of the
ranking categories 1 through 9 and mulitply it by its scoring value.
Whether it be the percentage values 20, 18, 16 ... 2 or simply the rank
value itself 9, 8, 7, ... 1 doesn't really matter.
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