seppley at alumni.caltech.edu
Mon Mar 4 19:06:20 PST 1996
Matthew S. wrote about vacant offices:
>This is what could conceivably happen if we had NOTB options.
>Think about it.
Why is it healthier to allow a majority-disapproved winner than for
a seat to remain empty? Both alternatives are unfortunate.
NOTB provides other possibly more acceptable ways to handle this
besides a vacant seat, such as allowing the Condorcet winner (or
Condorcet tiebreak winner) to hold the office until a
majority-tolerated candidate is elected. Or Mike's idea of a
shorter than usual term of office.
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