River is a cloneproof monotonic Condorcet ambiguity resolution method with similarities to both Ranked Pairs and Cloneproof Schwartz Sequential Dropping, but when cycles exist, can in rare cases find a different winner than either of the other two methods.
- First proposal
- slight refinement
- More concise definition. In this last version, River is defined very similarly to ranked pairs.
- Example using 2004 baseball scores. This shows how a 14-candidate election winner can be determined much more quickly using River than with RP or Beatpath.
- Early criticism of the River method. This shows that the River method violates mono-add-top and mono-remove-bottom