[EM] Single Winner math basics more

DEMOREP1 at aol.com DEMOREP1 at aol.com
Tue Mar 5 15:20:52 PST 1996

Just a little more on the basics.

         A.  It is possible to rank disapproved candidates in reverse order
(if candidates lose with majority disapproval is to be a feature of single
winner reform). This is reverse of the positive 100 percent to 0 percent
approval ranking (i.e. negative 100 percent to 0 percent disapproval ranking.
-1  Most disapproved
-2  Second most disapproved
-3  Third most disapproved

Thus a voter's ballot might be
A  5
B  -2
C   2
D   -1
E   4
F   1
G   3
H   -3

producing a Condorcet ranking of 
F  1
C  2
G  3
E  4
A  5
H  -3
B  -2
D  -1

If the feature (candidates lose with majority disapproval) is not being used,
then, of course, H, B and D would be ranked 6, 7 and 8 respectively.

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