Reveling the Majority Winner

New Democracy donald at
Sun Oct 18 08:25:14 PDT 1998


On Fri, 16 Oct 1998 Blake Cretney wrote: "I think we should think of
majority winners as produced by voters, and merely reveled by methods."

Dear Blake,
      I like what you are saying. But, now the argument is: Where does the
majority lie? I say it lies in the first choices of the voters. The lower
choices are merely on standby.

     Election methods like Approval Voting, Borda Count, and Condorcet are
making too much out of the lower choices. These three methods assume too
much intelligence in the lower choices. It is not the intent of the voters
to give the power of the vote to the lower choices at the same time their
first choice has the vote.

     I like to think of my first choice as being my Plan A and I wish to
stay with my Plan A as long as possible. Plans B and C etc are there in the
event Plan A does not work out.

Donald Davison

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