Continuing the discussion from Wolf Comittee Results:
- Why the magic numbers 7 and 9? Is there not a reason that I might want to hedge some candidate as, say, a 4? Would it not depend on which election cycle we are in? (Example: in a close state the year after SSV is enacted, voters should probably max-min. But after many years the elites will mostly be getting scores of 2-5, if they get points at all.)
- If you are thinking strategically, how do you dispute the following argument for why strategic Score is equal to strategic Approval?
- Suppose you could only give at most 1 point to each candidate. You would then choose a set S of candidates to give 1 point to, and abstain on the others.
- Now suppose instead you can give at most 2 points. Since giving 1 point is unlikely to change the result, the candidates who should qualify for your second point should be the same set S.
- And so on for your third, fourth, … and tenth point. The only time this argument would fail is if the election were so close that your set S changed after, say, the 6th point.