[EM] A Comparison of the Two Known Monotone, Clone Free Methods for Electing Uncovered Alternatives

Kristofer Munsterhjelm km-elmet at broadpark.no
Fri Dec 3 01:39:35 PST 2010

fsimmons at pcc.edu wrote:
> To my knowledge, so far only two monotone, clone free, uncovered methods have
> been discovered.  Both of them are ways of processing given monotone, clone free
> lists, such as a complete ordinal ballot or a list of alternatives in order of
> approval.

I think Short Ranked Pairs also passes all these. To my knowledge, Short 
Ranked Pairs is like Ranked Pairs, except that you can only admit X>Y if 
that will retain the property that every pair of affirmed candidates 
have a beatpath of at most two steps between them.

. The definition of a short acyclic set of defeats was later changed, 
and the new definition is at 

I also guess you could make methods with properties like the above by 
constraining monotone cloneproof methods to the Landau set (whether by 
making something like Landau,Schulze or Landau/Schulze). I'm not sure of 
that, however, particularly not in the X/Y case since the elimination 
could lead to unwanted effects.

Is one of the two methods you mention UncAAO generalized?

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