Revealing the Majority Winner

Wayne M. VanWeerthuizen WayneMV at LocalAccess.Com
Fri Nov 13 22:48:04 PST 1998

Bart Ingles <bartman at> wrote:

>If the first choice doesn't mean more than lower choices, why do
>we all seem to agree that a candidate with 50.1% of the first choice
>vote should win over someone with 100% of the second choice vote?

We do not all agree on the above assumption.  Rather, a
candidate with nearly unanimous approval should at times
defeat a candidate who a majority prefers, but a significant
minority strongly dislikes.  This is more so when the office
concentrates a lot of political power.  It is less so where
political powers are greatly divided and balanced among
different elected offices.

Wayne M. VanWeerthuizen
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