[EM] "Random Candidate" & "Random Dictatorship"

Markus Schulze markus.schulze at alumni.tu-berlin.de
Thu Jan 17 03:19:12 PST 2002

Dear Steve,

you wrote (16 Jan 2002):
> I'd call that a lottery, not an election.

Of course, there is rather a continuous than an abrupt change
from pure elections to pure lotteries. (For example: Lucien
Saumur promotes Smith//RandomCandidate.) Actually, every method
that meets Neutrality and Anonymity knows situations where the
winner has to be chosen by a lottery.

Markus Schulze

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