[EM] Approval satisfies CC

Adam Tarr atarr at purdue.edu
Tue Jan 27 23:17:05 PST 2004

Bill Clark wrote:

> > In Approval Voting, a candidate is "voted higher" by being "approved"
> > rather than "disapproved."
> > If one candidate is preferred over each of the other candidates, that
> > candidate is the Ideal Democratic Winner (IDW).
> > Condorcet Criterion (CC)
> > If all votes are sincere, the Ideal Democratic Winner should win if
> > one exists.
>Under Approval, if one candidate is preferred / voted higher / approved
>more than each of the other candidates, then that candidate will win.

You're drawing a parallel between "preferred" and "voted higher" that was 
never stated or implied, and that does not exist.

If there are three candidates in an approval election, I may prefer A to B, 
and B to C, but I clearly cannot vote both of those preferences.


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