"To Have or Not To Have" a majority requirement

DEMOREP1 at aol.com DEMOREP1 at aol.com
Mon Sep 28 20:32:18 PDT 1998

Mr. Davidson seems not to be able to understand that there can be bare
majorities and higher majorities.

Example-- using Approval Voting (in which a voter can vote for one or more
choices without number voting for the choices)- 100 voters
A  45
B  51
C  60
D  49
E  30
F  56

B gets a bare majority (51), C gets the highest majority (60).  

As I have noted a few times, approval voting is defective in not
distinguishing between the choices that get majorities (since such majorities
are based on a combination of 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. votes-- if number votes were
being used).

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