[EM] Approval-completed Condorcet redux

Chris Benham chrisbenham at bigpond.com
Sun Jul 6 13:43:01 PDT 2003

After much thought, this is my very serious proposal  for the best 
version of  Approval-completed  Condorcet for public elections.
Voters rank the candidates, equal preferences ok. Also voters insert an 
Approval cutoff, default  is between  1 and 2. (Yes/No option for each 
candidate is also ok, with default being Yes to all the number ones and 
No to the rest.)
If any candidates are approved by a majority, eliminate the rest. Of 
 the remaining, elect the CW if there is one. If  there is a Condorcet 
tie, then eliminate the least approved candidate and repeat.
When the car gets stuck in the mud, make the horse do as little work as 
it has to to pull the car out. Don't just abandon the car and jump on 
the horse!
I hope my  metaphor was not too opaque,
Chris Benham.

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