[EM] One example of a wording problem

Michael Ossipoff mikeo2106 at msn.com
Sun Mar 25 02:51:51 PDT 2007

Chris wrote:

>>If the balloting rules don't allow the voters to fully express their 
>>intended ranking, then we assume that the voters
>>vote to express as much of it as the balloting rules allow, giving 
>>priority to expressing as many of their intended
>>strict pairwise preferences as possible

I reply:

If we take that literally, then, if the actual method is Approval, then the 
actual ballot has to approve half of the candidates in the intended ranking, 
because that's the way to expressing as many of that ranking's pairwise 
preferences as possible. But that isn't what you intend.

Mike Ossipoff

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