[EM] Re: fixing DMC page on electowiki
6049awj02 at sneakemail.com
Tue May 10 19:27:16 PDT 2005
Actually, I don't think I got that quite right, but I'm not feeling too
well so I'll let someone correct it.
Russ Paielli 6049awj02-at-sneakemail.com |EMlist| wrote:
> Abd ulRahman Lomax abd-at-lomaxdesign.com |EMlist| wrote:
>> The whole page is not exactly a model of clarity, but I did think that
>> I understood what Definite Majority Choice meant. But here is how the
>> text in question reads now, having been changed back by Mr. Araucana:
>>> >> The least-approved candidate in the definite majority set
>>> >> pairwise defeats ''all'' higher-approved candidates, including
>>> >> all other members of the definite majority set, and is the DMC
>>> >> winner.
>> So the least-approved candidate ... is the winner? Explain this thing
>> to me....
> Yes, it is the true that the least-approved candidate of the *definite
> majority set* wins. However, explaining it that way is a prescription
> for confusion. A better way to explain it, I think, is that the
> least-approved candidate is eliminated until a Condorcet winner is found
> (a Condorcet winner is a candidate who beats each of the other
> candidates in a pairwise competition). That candidate will indeed be the
> least-approved of the *remaining* candidates. He wins, not because of
> that fact, but because of the fact that he is also the Condorcet winner
> of the *remaining* candidates. I hope that is clearer.
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