LO2E-2 Criterion

Mike Ositoff ntk at netcom.com
Sun Oct 4 00:32:04 PDT 1998


If a majority of all the voters vote some particular alternative
A over some particular alternative B, then they should have
a way to ensure the defeat of B without anyone having to vote
A equal to or over an alternative that he/she likes more.


It's quite obvious that there's no way that Margins could meet
that, since it loses information about majorities when it


Approval guarantees that when a majority votes A over B,
B can't win, and preventing B from winning doesn't require
anyone to vote a less-liked alternative over a more-liked
one. Margins fails to be as good as Approval in that regard.


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