Participation & SARC

Sat May 13 16:04:05 PDT 2000

>Correction- the example should be
>1 A
>3 AB
>2 B
>1 C
>Using Approval-- B wins.  Using common sense- A wins with a first choice
>If the 1 C voter likes B, then there could be--
>2 A
>2 AB
>2 B
>1 CB
>Which majority is the happiest ? The 4 for A or the 5 for B

Again, in that example, the 2 A voters have made a huge mis-estimate:
To need B, they'd have to believe that C would have more votes
than A would have. And yet in reality A has a majority, with
4 votes to C's 1 vote. The C voter knew that he needed B, because
A would get more votes than C. How did the A voters judge so
wrong? Though it's right that any group can make their own
mistakes, doesn't the A voters midjudement about votes make
you wonder about how good their judgement is about A being the
best candidate for them?

Mike Ossipoff

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