# [EM] The Hippopotamus Logic

DEMOREP1 at aol.com DEMOREP1 at aol.com
Mon Nov 11 19:34:15 PST 1996

```Donald wrote:
I would approve a yes/no vote on the first selection with the loser
being dropped. Using Steve's example:

>46 ABC          A 46 yes  54 no
>20 B            B 20 yes  80 no
>34 CBA          C 34 yes  66 no
Candidate B has the largest no vote and is dropped.

Mike and Steve, the two "big-name Condorcet popularists on this EM
list", both claim to be champions of majority winner but they gloss over the
fact that eighty (80) percent of the voters in this example voted for
candidates other than candidate B. If candidate B is so great why did he not
person to serve as a caretaker president - not a superstar.
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Demorep1-- There is a difference between (a) doing a yes/no approval vote on
each candidate and (b) ranking all of the candidates on a ballot whether or
not each is majority approved.
A candidate obviously might not be majority approved but still be ranked on a
ballot.
A candidate obviously might not be ranked on a ballot but still be majority
approved.
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In the above "the fact that eighty (80) percent of the voters in this example
voted for candidates other than candidate B.", the [as a first choice] is
ignored.

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