[EM] Majority Choice Approval and Bucklin

Alex Small asmall at physics.ucsb.edu
Thu Feb 20 07:38:51 PST 2003

Adam Tarr said:
> Something I've been wondering about... has anyone suggested extending
> the  gradation in MCA beyond preferred, approved, and diapproved?  For
> example,  why not use MCA with a A,B,C,D,F ballot?  If no candidate has
> a majority of  A's, then check for a majority of A's and B's, then check
> for a majority of  A's, B's, and C's, and finally just elect the
> candidate with the most A's,  B's, C's, and D's.

I guess simplicity is the main reason.  MCA has just enough levels to
permit meaningful distinctions between favorite, compromise, and worst. 
It's easy to propose and implement.  Graded MCA might be a little more
cumbersome to implement, although I see no reason to oppose it in


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