Steve Eppley 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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