Why the Borda Count is Bad

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Why the Borda Count is Bad

Post  Kristina Youmaran on Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:52 am


The paper above talks about a few examples on how by using a Borda count, it could lead to bad results.
In sum, the Borda count ultimately is bad for the following reasons:

"* It can fail to elect a candidate who is the first choice of a strict majority.
* It is extremely vulnerable to tactical voting.
* It treats ordinal preferences as cardinal preferences.
* It often fails to elect the Condorcet winner."

The paper goes into more detail about each point and uses specific examples.

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