[EM] RE: approval strategy in DMC

Simmons, Forest simmonfo at up.edu
Fri Sep 9 18:27:53 PDT 2005

Jeff Fisher recently opined that DMC voters would likely adopt the strategy of approving all candidates that they considered certain to be beaten pairwise by their Favorite.  This would  put these candidates in a better position to doubly defeat the candidates that might otherwise beat X.
But this strategy would also increase the chances of doubly defeating their compromise Y.
The only time this strategy would be safe is when  favorite X is so strong that compromise Y is not needed.
In that case, X probably doesn't need the over-kill, but deserves to be the winner unless the other factions are united enough to combine against X.
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