Someone really needs to teach the good folks at ESPN about majority methods for selecting a single winner out of a multi-candidate field. And here “field” means the old ballyard. With the All Star Game upon us in this centennial year of the greatest song ever written, ESPN sponsored a Battle of the Bands.
From an initial field of ten artists doing their interpretation of ‘Take Me Out To The Ballgame,’ ESPN gave its viewers a runoff among the top three. The winner (Gretchen Wilson) won with 44%.
Seems we might have come up with a better election method; my first choice out of the ten came in third (with about 20%, in the runoff) in the runoff, so I suggest Condorcet.
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