Talk:Bottom-Two-Runoff IRV

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I just proved something rather interesting about BTR-IRV: candidates need only be eliminated until there is a Condorcet winner, at which point that candidate is the winner. So for example, with 4 candidates and a Smith set of 3 with no pairwise ties, if BTR-IRV eliminates one of the Smith set candidates first, then one of the remaining Smith set candidates will pairwise beat all other candidates, and thus can't be eliminated at any point, so you can just declare that candidate the winner without doing further individual matchups. BetterVotingAdvocacy (talk) 21:45, 27 February 2020 (UTC)

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I think BTR should intentionally be pronounced "better". Proponents could call it "Better RCV", "Better Ranked Choice", or simply "Better Voting". - Frankie1969 (talk) 22:42, 27 August 2021 (UTC)

Rename to "Bottom-two-runoff-instant-runoff-voting method"[edit | edit source]

I'd like to suggest we rename this page (currently named "Bottom-Two-Runoff IRV") to a new name: "Bottom-two-runoff-instant-runoff-voting method", to give the article a name more likely to be accepted on English Wikipedia. The most prolific editors on English Wikipedia like to have "hyphen-separated-adjective" followed by "noun", with only the first letter capitalized, so that the article can be linked to thusly ("bottom-two-runoff-instant-runoff-voting method"). We could call this article "bottom-two-runoff-instant-runoff voting" (with "voting" as the gerund-y noun), but it seems to me that many election methods on English Wikipedia end with "method", and thus may be the best. Thoughts? -- RobLa (talk) 05:46, 4 May 2022 (UTC)

Pairwise-elimination-instant-runoff voting
Bottom-two-instant-runoff voting AmericaRepair (talk) 11:40, 6 May 2022 (UTC)
Are you suggesting other names, User:AmericaRepair? Why? -- RobLa (talk) 19:40, 6 May 2022 (UTC)

It's a beautiful method. Just offering my 2 cents. Having Runoff twice in the name seems clumsy and probably not necessary. AmericaRepair (talk) 21:50, 8 May 2022 (UTC)