1 to N and N/2

DEMOREP1 at aol.com DEMOREP1 at aol.com
Thu Jul 16 22:59:03 PDT 1998

Plurality obviously has 1 vote per voter (which many times does not produce a
majority winner).  

Plain Approval in effect has N equal votes for each voter (where N is the
number of choices) (which may produce an excessive supermajority winner).

Would having only the N/2 (N even) or (N+1)/2 (N odd) earliest choices of each
voter be a compromise tiebreaker (that is a midway Bucklin changing such N/2
or (N+1)/2 number ranked votes to unranked votes) (after doing a YES/NO vote
(to remove choices unacceptable to a majority) and head to head) ?

  1                      N/2                       N
Plurality     Compromise(?)      Approval

      Any head to head tiebreaker must be rather simple to be understood by
the voters.

The above is prompted by Mr. Ossipoff's recent comments about Plurality and

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