[EM] A natural variation on DMC
Forest W Simmons
fsimmons at pcc.edu
Mon Mar 19 14:31:46 PDT 2007
If we include the approval cutoff "App" as a virtual candidate in DMC,
and elect the second place winner when App is the DMC winner, then
(since DMC is immune from second place complaints) the resulting method
can be described as follows without any mention of App:
List the candidates in order of approval. Then modify this list as
If any candidate has more than fifty percent approval, then discard all
candidates that do not.
While any candidate pairwise defeats its immediate superior in the
list, swap the top such pair.
Elect the top candidate of the modified list.
This version of DMC picks gives more credence to approval than the
regular version, and hence leans more towards the democratic side of
the pleocratic/democratic continuum than the regular version does.
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