>Lucien Saumur writes:
>> I do not see how short ranking can cause a
>> circular tie. Short ranking means that a voter is saying:
>In the Clinton, Buchanan, Nader example I gave, the _sincere_
>preference orderings are:
>40%: Buchanan, Clinton, Nader
>12.5%: Clinton, Buchanan, Nader
>12.5%: Clinton, Nader, Buchanan (assuming equal split for
> 2nd choices among Clinton voters)
>35%: Nader, Clinton, Buchanan
>Say the Buchanan voters don't vote a 2nd choice, for whatever reason.
>Then we have 25% ranking Clinton over Nader, & 35% ranking Nader over
>Clinton. So Nader beats Clinton 35-25.