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# reorg the article

The article needs a reorg to make it less argumentative and more mathematical.

Here is my proposal.

1. Definition section (with proposed modified definition) will do for now.

2. Mathematical advantages section is renamed: Properties

The following are to be stated as theorems:

a) In a 3-candidate race it is never strategically wise to range vote

against your preferred order of candidates. (does not hold for n-candidate

races, where n>3? if so,state the most general result)

b) If voters score all clones of a candidate the same, then the outcome

of the election is unchanged relative to having no clones.

c) Range voting does not exhibit a no show paradox.

d) Range voting evades Arrow's impossibility theorem (not sure about this:

if RV is not a voting system according to Arrow then it seems the result is

trivial)

(undefined terms in this entry will by hyperlinked to the appropriate

entries to be be written that define the terms.)

3) Bayesian regret material : is interesting but may violate

the no shilling forum policy; I am suggesting that it be moved from this

entry since it deals with Multiple voting systems and that a new entry

on Bayesian regret be created and that most of the material be moved to that entry.

4) New section on Range Voting in Nature be created for the ants and honeybee material.

Of the material that is there the only part I would include is this:

It turns out [9] that honeybees and certain kinds of ants use an election system essentially equivalent to range voting to make nest-relocation decisions.

(The rest is too speculative and strikes me as an attempt to convince me to use range voting because bees and ants do it.) It might be appropriate to

expand a bit on the methods actually used in order to support the inference that it is range voting.

5) Adjust references according to material that actually gets included.

6) Other material to be omitted as too far from math.

**Status:**Rejected

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