[EM] The None of the Above Chorus:
fsimmons at pcc.edu
Mon Apr 23 14:46:30 PDT 2001
It seems to me that in Approval there is no need for None of the Above,
because of the natural quota of 50% approval; if nobody meets the quota,
then None of the Above wins.
In Proportional Approval for seven vacant positions, the natural quota is
100%/8 or 12.5%. If only three of, say 29 candidates make the quota, then
only three of the seven positions can be filled. A new election is
required to fill the other four positions.
To what extent can other methods make such natural use of quotas in
place of None of the Above candidates?
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