[EM] Concepts and Reality

Anthony Simmons asimmons at krl.org
Mon Apr 2 22:03:49 PDT 2001

>> From: Tom Ruen
>> Subject: Re: [EM] What would Tom impose, and how?

>> I'm sorry, but when I'm advocating change, I'm
>> imposing my views on others. I don't feel I have
>> the right to demand two full votes for two
>> candidates in a competitive elections if others
>> complain that they only get one vote because they
>> only have one favorite.

>> Approval gives people 10 votes among 10
>> candidates, but denies people the right to put
>> more than one vote per candidate. If approval were
>> truly a single election, voters ought to be able
>> to put all 10 votes anywhere, like cumulative
>> voting.


>> If approval is considered 10 independent
>> elections, then it is fair in that context.  [...]

So the nature of approval depends on how it's
conceptualized?  This is always a dead giveaway that
the problem is a chimera.

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