[EM] Many candidates (Re: language/framing quibble)
juho4880 at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Mar 6 14:51:37 PST 2009
--- On Fri, 6/3/09, Michael Allan <mike at zelea.com> wrote:
> Juho Laatu wrote:
> > (I limit the scope of discussion to
> > single-winner elections, and exlude
> > primaries and other party internal
> > candidate selection and hierarchical
> > proxy based methods.)
> > . . .
> > One approach is to use a candidate
> > tree where the votes (to individual
> > candidates) are summed up in all
> > the branches to see which branch,
> > sub-branch and candidate wins.
> > This would allow very high number
> > of candidates.
> Is this approach in scope? A tree is a hierarchical
> structure, and
> its nodes are proxies.
I was thinking something like:
- A=3, B=4, C=5, D=6, E=5
- Democrats: A, B, C => 12 votes
- Republicans: D, E => 11 votes
- Right wing Democrats: A, B => 7 votes
- Democrats have more votes than Republicans
- Right wing Democrats have more votes than C
- B has more votes than A
- B wins
(The biggest problem in this
method may be that the Republican
voters didn't have any say on
which wing of the Democrats wins.)
> > From: Fred Gohlke <fredgohlke at verizon.net>
> > Subject: Re: [EM] language/framing quibble
> > >
> > > My purpose is to devise a practical method of
> asking the
> > > people of Owego who they want as their mayor.
> Fred Gohlke's approach would also be out of scope.
> Democracy is tree based. It is also (emphatically) a
> Michael Allan
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