50% (was Re: Condorcet pairs on the ballot)

Steve Eppley seppley at alumni.caltech.edu
Fri Nov 22 11:37:46 PST 1996

>Mr. Eppley wrote:
>>If there are circular ties, they'll be among the few candidates
>>close to the political center.  There's no magic in "50%".

>However there is some magic in 50% plus 1, also known as majority
>rule also known as democracy (see any dictionary). 

That's irrelevant to the context.  Donald and I were talking about 
the percentage of results which are circular.  He wants this kept 
below 50%.  This has nothing to do with 50%+1 majority rule.

---Steve     (Steve Eppley    seppley at alumni.caltech.edu)

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