[EM] Majority winner set

Markus Schulze schulze at sol.physik.tu-berlin.de
Sun Nov 26 08:00:05 PST 2000

Dear Mike,

you wrote (21 Nov 2000):
> Plurality doesn't have rank balloting. Plurality isn't just a
> count rule to be applied to rank-ballots. Plurality, like any
> voting system, is a combination of a balloting system and a
> count rule.

I don't agree with you that the ballot design is a part of the
election method. To my opinion, the ballot design --especially
questions like (1) how the candidates have to be sorted on the
ballot, (2) whether there should be party affiliations, (3)
whether there should be write-in options, (4) whether there
should be a NOTA option, (5) what should be done when NOTA is
chosen or (6) whether the ballots should be counted by hand or
by computer-- is a part of the electoral law but not of the
election method itself.

However, I don't have the impression that your statements have
anything to do with majority winner sets or beat path GMC.

Markus Schulze

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