A pairwise elimination satisfying SFC,SDSC

DEMOREP1 at aol.com DEMOREP1 at aol.com
Mon Apr 2 23:25:17 PDT 2001

Mr. Simmons wrote--


In each round of the runoff either the candidate with the greatest number
of last place votes or the one with the next to greatest number of last
place votes is eliminated, whichever loses in the pairwise comparison of
the two.

D- Many math limited folks will say --- do the reverse and have the head to 
head math for the top 2 using first place votes --- a type of plurality 
runoff (with all of its math defects).

How much public education does it take to show that a head to head table does 
exist if rankings are used (based on 

Desired > Compromise > Unacceptable)

And the possible results of having such a table-- having a Condorcet Winner 
and having 1 or more Condorcet Losers.

Since about 2 percent of the voters cannot even vote properly using even 
simple plurality (the *moron* nonvoters), it may be expected that *any* 
reform will get the standard gang of suspects whining bigtime about the 
morons and their problems.

Thus, I suggest that only the KISS idea has even a remote chance of getting 
adopted in real political world elections -- especially for offices like 
chief executive officer of countries -- U.S.A. President, U.K. prime 
minister, etc.

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