[EM] Blake's margins arguments
avnow at fgn.net
Tue Feb 18 05:01:47 PST 2003
MIKE OSSIPOFF wrote:
> 101: A
> 50: BAC
> 100: CBA
> About 60% of the voters have indicated that they'd rather elect
> B than A. And so margins elects A.
> WV counts, keeps, & honors the B>A majority. A has a majority defeat
> that wv doesn't lose or erase. With margins, what happens to that
> majority against A? Margins erases it.
And about 60% prefer A to C. What about honoring *that* majority? One
of these majorities has to be lost. Both WV and margins count, keep, &
honor one of them, and erase the other.
> If one wants a majority to count, then one doesn't want margins.
Apparently, then, one doesn't want WV either! Or any other system.
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