[EM] Better Smith Majority Approval

Forest Simmons fsimmons at pcc.edu
Thu Jan 15 10:35:05 PST 2004

On Thu, 15 Jan 2004, MIKE OSSIPOFF wrote:

> (deletes for majority defeats only if they're not in a cycle of majority
> defeats)
> Balloting: Rank-Balloting, with Approval cutoff.
> Truncation & equal-ranking allowed.
> 1. Drop from the rankings every candidate who isn't in the Smith set.
> 2. If more than 1 remains, drop from the rankings every candidate who has a
> majority defeat that isn't in a cycle of majority defeats, unless that would
> delete all the remaining candidates.
> 3. If more than 1 remain, apply Approval, electing the candidate above the
> most voters' Approval cutoffs.

Chris Benham's suggestion would make sense here: any ballots that approve
all or none of the remaining candidates could be minimally adjusted to
make them relevant in step 3.


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