[EM] Directional Resistance

Forest W Simmons fsimmons at pcc.edu
Wed Mar 21 19:56:28 PDT 2007

Has anybody explored this idea?

Make an electrical circuit with a terminal for each candidate.  

For each pair of terminals attach a diode that has a different 
resistance in each direction: the resistance in the direction from 
candidate i to candidate j is proportional to the number of ballots on 
which candidate j is ranked above candidate i.

After all of the diodes are attached measure the circuit resistance 
between terminals i and j.

The candidate X against whom the maximal resistance is minimal is the 


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