1 to N and N/2

DEMOREP1 at aol.com DEMOREP1 at aol.com
Sat Jul 18 13:27:29 PDT 1998

Mr. Ossipoff wrote in part---
Replying to Demorep's suggestion of allowing a voter more than
1, but fewer than N votes in an N-candidate election, for when we're
talking about nonranked point voting, Demorep has yet to show that
allowing each voter the choice of voting for or not voting for
each one of the candidates creates some problem. 
D- The method would--
(1) Have the voters vote YES/NO on each candidate.
and rank each candidate using number votes (1, 2, etc.).
(2) Majority YES candidates would go head to head using the number votes.
(3) If a circular tie happens in (3), then for tiebreaker purposes change the
first N/2 (N even choices) or (N+1)/2 (N odd choices) number votes on each
ballot to unranked (Approval) votes.

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