[EM] Does IRV elect "majority winners?"

Juho Laatu juho4880 at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Jan 6 02:31:15 PST 2009

--- On Tue, 6/1/09, James Gilmour <jgilmour at globalnet.co.uk> wrote:

> "If the vote for any one candidate equals or exceeds
> the votes of all the other candidates combined, that
> candidate shall be
> declared elected."	

> Here you will see there is no reference to "a
> quota", nor is there any reference to "a
> majority" of any kind.

Good definition. One could use also term
"majority" in the definition but maybe
better not.

> So here we have an important difference between "a
> majority of the votes" and "a majority of the
> voters".

Good shorthand for different flavours of
majority. Term "vote" means here "given
opinions" (not "all ballots").



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