[EM] Smith, FPP fails Minimal Defense and Clone-Winner
cbenhamau at yahoo.com.au
Wed Mar 10 05:59:24 PST 2010
Robert Bristow-Johnson wrote (9 March 2010):
"so, keeping RP, Schulze in mind for later, what would be a "good"
scheme for resolving cycles by use of elimination of candidates?
what would be a "good" (that is resistant to more anomalies) and
simple method to identify the "weakest candidate" (in the Smith set)
to eliminate and run the beats-all tabulation again? i'm not saying
elimination is a good way to do it, but it might be easier to sell to
I recommend Smith//Approval(ranking):
*Voters rank from the top candidates they "approve". Equal-ranking is allowed.
Interpreting being ranked above at least one other candidate as approval, elect the most
approved member of the Smith set (the smallest non-empty set S of candidates that pairwise
beat all the outside-S candidates).*
I don't think this is very hard to explain or sell.
Who do you think should win this election?
C>A 75-25, A>B 49-26, B>C 51-49
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