Fw: IBCM, Tideman, Schulze
DEMOREP1 at aol.com
DEMOREP1 at aol.com
Mon Jul 24 12:10:41 PDT 2000
Mr. Schulze wrote in part--
Suppose that the Senate uses SSD to elect its President
pro tempore. Suppose that 50 Senators are Democrats and
50 Senators are Republicans. Suppose that the Democrats
nominate three candidates A1, A2 and A3 and that the
Republicans nominate only one candidate B. Then a possible
situation looks as follows:
40 Senators vote A1 > A2 > A3 > B.
35 Senators vote B > A2 > A3 > A1.
15 Senators vote B > A3 > A1 > A2.
10 Senators vote A3 > A1 > A2 > B.
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D- All clones are not equal.
1st plus 2nd place votes
A1 50
A2 75 (i.e. are 25 of the R's really voting for a D clone ?)
A3 25
B 50
200
That is, there generally will be an imbalance in the accumulated place votes.
The above example is yet another example of why I suggest a simple YES/NO
vote on each choice first (i.e. the tie exception proves the rule).
Any choice not getting a YES majority (51) would not be chosen.
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