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Voting theory became an object of academic study around the time of the French Revolution. Jean-Charles de Borda proposed the Borda count in 1770 as a method for electing members to the French Academy of Sciences. His system was opposed by the Marquis de Condorcet, who proposed instead the method of pairwise comparison that he had devised. Implementations of this method are known as Condorcet methods. He also wrote about the Condorcet paradox, which he called the intransitivity of majority preferences.
While Condorcet and Borda are usually credited as the founders of voting theory, recent research has shown that the philosopher Ramon Llull discovered both the Borda count and a pairwise method that satisfied the Condorcet criterion in the 13th century. The manuscripts in which he described these methods had been lost to history until they were rediscovered in 2001.
The 1% have just been dragging out one red-herring after another, and so laying the dogs on the wrong scent! The solution is dirt-simple, yet now they drag out the new fake "IRV" to throw us off the trail to people-power! And it never ends.
Who is left that is beholden to vote "sincerely" or "honestly" (really heroically and foolishly)? ONLY THE POOR PUBLIC!!!
Simple score voting has ALWAYS been the solution! You get to vote for as many candidates as you choose (within practical time or number-of- candidate constraints). You can give each, individual one of them between one and ten votes. Give one candidate 10 votes, another 9, and you cannot waste more than 10% of your vote. Plus you get to be strategic (not foolishly heroic). Pretty soon the greedy creeps will start coming in second! THEN WE WIN!
Rich people's foundations have been promoting absurd "election methods" for well over the 242 years since 1770, and the "IRV" family of methods is merely the latest one. This class of methods has been recently supported with funds from the Rockefeller Brothers, Ford Foundation, Carnegie-Mellon Fund, etc. (The links that prove that are now dead, but I have seen them.) The purpose of democracy was always said to be to protect the people from the tyrants, but that notion has been turned upside-down. Voting was never really a contest between two (or more) candidates, but between the weak and the mighty.