[EM] Tideman and GMC

MIKE OSSIPOFF nkklrp at hotmail.com
Sat May 13 16:17:56 PDT 2000

>Steve's example isn't possible.

It was _my_ impossible example.

>If no voter prefers candidate C to candidate B
>and candidate B is defeated by candidate D with
>10 votes, then candidate C must also be defeated
>by candidate D with at least 10 votes. The reason:
>(1) At least all those voters who strictly prefer
>candidate D to candidate B must also strictly
>prefer candidate D to candidate C. (2) Every voter
>who strictly prefers candidate C to candidate D must
>also strictly prefer candidate B to candidate D.

Maybe; I'll have to check that out more. At the time that I
posted that example, I thought that, by adding enough voters,
any pairwise preference table could be created from rankings.

Mike Ossipoff

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