[EM] Meaning of ballot truncation (was Re: Replies to Saumur)

Steve Eppley seppley at alumni.caltech.edu
Sun Mar 3 20:32:17 PST 1996

Lucien Saumur writes:
>Short ranking means that a voter is saying: "If my preferred
>candidate(s) is (are) not also preferred, to the other candidates,
>by the voters, then I accept whatever other candidate the other
>voters will choose.

If I truncate my ballot, I'm saying I detest all the unranked
candidates equally, and detest them more than any of the candidates
I ranked. 

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