[EM] Defects in various election systems

Steve Eppley seppley at alumni.caltech.edu
Thu Feb 29 11:24:38 PST 1996

Matthew Shugart wrote:
>I quite like the idea of having voters select one candidate as first
>choice, then mark "approvals" for as many others as they wish.  I
>especially like it for primaries.  How would the winner be determined,
>though?  And how would it work in delegate allocation in presidential

Why do you like dumbed-down ballots, like the above and double
complement runoff?  Do they really make it easier for the voters? 
Or do they give voters and potential candidates "tactics headaches"
that discourage candidates from running and voters from voting? 


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