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DEMOREP1 at aol.com
DEMOREP1 at aol.com
Tue Aug 28 16:09:21 PDT 2001
Suppose that the voters are willing and able to fill out Cardinal Ratings
ballots in which each each candidate is rated on a scale of zero to 100.
A pairwise matrix M can be filled out for each completed ballot as
follows:
The entry in the i_th row and j_th column M(i,j) is a one or a zero
depending on whether or not this ballot has a higher rating for candidate
i than for candidate j .
The sum of all of these pairwise matrices can be used to find out if there
is a "beats all winner" similar to the Condorcet Winner based on ranked
ballots.
Suppose there is no beats all winner (BAW).
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D- The highest median will suffice as a tiebreaker (as has been mentioned
many moons ago on this list).
For executive and judicial offices, I would suggest that only choices with
above 50 medians be allowed to be elected (i.e. my YES/NO test). A p.r.
legislative body can fill any vacancies.
As usual, I mention the continuous problem of public education. There are
*lots* of voter-folks with very limited math skills (due to the general
dumbing down of the population due to TV, computer games, cable, etc. etc.
etc.).
Any *reform* with any chance of adoption must be rather simple.
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