[EM] Question about complete clone independence

DEMOREP1 at aol.com DEMOREP1 at aol.com
Sun May 7 14:08:52 PDT 2000

Source of clones--

Simple example--


Clone C comes along.

N1.1  CAB      C 1st
N1.2  ACB      C 2nd
N1.3  ABC      C 3rd
N1  Total

N2.1  CBA     C 1st
N2.2  BCA     C 2nd
N2.3  BAC     C 3rd
N2 Total

If the clone is not in last place, then it generates some confusion.

If there are 3 or more choices, the question becomes who is the bigger clone ?

That is, a starting ABC example can go backwards to an original AB/BA  or 
AC/CA or BC/CB combination with C, B or A being respectively added as greater 
or lesser clones.

How many of the clones can get YES majority votes (regardless of the other 
choices being present) ?

Can a clone defeat each other choice head to head ?  Sometimes YES, sometimes 

If a first place vote does not elect a choice (by getting a majority of all 
first place votes), only then is it necessary to look at second (or later) 
place votes.

If the voters like clones, then so what ?

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