[...] Borda had a practical purpose in mind, and achieved it through the use of formal logic. The philosophy behind sequential choice originated in a chance insight and aroused my interest in explaining the matter. The way in which election and voting are usually handled has been described above as well as how they would be handled using sequential choice. We then saw the implications of sequential choice with respect to how issues are presented, how they are treated and how people group together in order to work for their advancement; all this will be examined below. It is important to point out that sequential choice reduces polarization, not only over candidates, which is what Borda was eager to avoid, but also over issues. Sequential choice can be regarded as sounding out and can be used as a basis for sounding out. It changes the position for the leadership that forms the alternatives makes it easier to handle more than two alternatives in an issue.
[...] The question arises whether voters can engage in tactical voting when sequential choice is used, i.e., submit a ranking of the alternatives that does not in fact represent their convictions in order to gain an advantage. This is examined in Part V. Abuse? and elsewhere (see references in the index).