[EM] "Beatpath GMC" compliance a mistaken standard?

Paul Kislanko kislanko at airmail.net
Sat Jan 10 15:00:17 PST 2009

The second scenario is 

> 26 A>B
> 25 B>A
> 49 C
> 5 A

which has 105 voters. 56 include A on any ballot and that's a majority. 51
include B, and that's not a majority. 

So how is B a possible winner under the second scenario? 

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Hi Paul,

--- En date de : Sam 10.1.09, Paul Kislanko <kislanko at airmail.net> a écrit :
> If a majority of voters (with the new voters, and where did
> they come from
> anyway)

You can view them as voters who are debating staying home instead of
voting. The issue is whether this can benefit them and whether it matters.

> the only candidate with a majority win is A.

A criterion more similar to what you have in mind, and which I consider
more essential and effective than mutual majority, is this rendition of
minimal defense:

"If a majority of the voters vote for X and don't vote for Y, then Y must 
not win."

Although, the effect of that criterion is that {A,B} are the possible
winners in both scenarios.

Kevin Venzke

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