[EM] RE: approval and pareto

James Green-Armytage jarmyta at antioch-college.edu
Wed May 4 02:04:31 PDT 2005

>If ballots are ordinal with approval cutoffs, and alternative A pareto
>dominates alternative B, then B cannot have more approval than A.
>If B has approval equal to A's, then the tie should be broken by random
>ballot.  In that case alternative A will beat B, since A is ranked higher
>than B on every ballot.
>Therefore,  this version of Approval satisfies Pareto.

	Yes. But this is not the standard version of approval, and it does not
seem reasonable to use this version for public elections. 


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