[EM] Smallest YES tiebreaker

DEMOREP1 at aol.com DEMOREP1 at aol.com
Sun Apr 22 13:39:06 PDT 2001

1. Vote YES or NO (default) on each choice and use Number Votes (1, 2, etc.) 
on each choice.
2. Choices getting a YES majority go head to head using the Number Votes.
3. If there is no Condorcet Winner (CW) using the Number Votes, then drop the 
choice with the least number of YES votes (i.e. the largest number of NO 
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3, if necessary.

Approval- Condorcet- Least Approval (ACLA)

Standard mantra (for newer folks) - 

Approval by itself is defective by not showing *relative* support.

Rankings by itself is defective by not showing *absolute* support.

Combining both Approval and Rankings reduces the problems (and just might 
happen to make things very difficult for devious insincere strategists).

Plus, of course, any reform method in order to have a chance to get adopted 
in the real political world must pass the KISS test.

Do John/Mary Q. Voter have enough brains to vote YES/NO and to use number 
votes ???

How many of the methods on the current EM ballot do John/Mary Q. Voter unders
tand (and the insincere voting strategy of each) ??? 

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