FBC ambiguity?

DEMOREP1 at aol.com DEMOREP1 at aol.com
Thu Dec 27 12:23:45 PST 2001


If choice C comes along with existing choices A and B, then C may -

beat A and B
beat A and be beaten by B
beat B and be beaten by A
be beaten by both A and B

If there are 100 percent wins or defeats (a rather special case in the land 
of real elections with real candidates), then the loser is a 100 percent 

Determining whether an additional choice is a clone of or an opposite (aka 
really different) from an existing choice may not be obvious unless more info 
is forthcoming about the choices in addition to only 1, 2, etc. rankings.

Many (if not ALL) criteria mystify the above by going in reverse (or more 
likely by going inside out).

As usual, I note that a choice (in a single winner case) will or will not get 
a YES (aka desired/ compromise/ tolerable) majority vote.

If there is no desired first choice majority, then obviously later choice 
(2nd, 3rd, etc.) compromise / tolerable votes will be needed to get a 
majority (if any happens).

A Droop Quota is the general case for multi-seat p.r. legislative body 

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