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OK, that's interesting

Ganked from niall_shapero.

89% Chris Dodd
84% Hillary Clinton
84% Barack Obama
83% John Edwards
82% Mike Gravel
82% Bill Richardson
77% Dennis Kucinich
76% Joe Biden
43% Rudy Giuliani
35% John McCain
33% Tom Tancredo
32% Mike Huckabee
27% Ron Paul
25% Mitt Romney
20% Fred Thompson

2008 Presidential Candidate Matching Quiz

Not that much of a surprise though Chris Dodd wasn't even on my radar. Ah well, must go study voting records. I've put this off too long anyway.


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Jan. 17th, 2008 06:07 am (UTC)
It only works if you eliminate candidates one at a time. The order you eliminate them in affects where any particular voter's vote goes on the next round, so if you've got N candidates you won't know which candidate is really the (N-1)th-place one until after you've removed the Nth-place one and recalculated.

Think of playing checkers, or chess, or Othello. If I make a move, my opponent gets to respond. And the possible moves left to me after he responds are different from what they were before he did. If I try making 2 moves at once without waiting, it may be that my second move wouldn't have been legal depending on what my opponent wanted to do on his turn.
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Jan. 17th, 2008 09:16 pm (UTC)
Surprisingly enough, automatic runoff done properly is quite efficient - certainly more so than calling everybody back for a runoff.