[EM] Greatest Majority is the future of elections

Juho juho4880 at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Sep 3 10:33:17 PDT 2010

On this list you might find a majority that considers the Condorcet  
criterion to be a good target for typical majority oriented single- 
winner elections. If one of the candidates is so strong that it would  
beat any other candidate in a pairwise comparison, then that candidate  
should win. Condorcet criterion can be seen as a generalization of the  
majority principle. On this list you will find many opinions on which  
one of the Condorcet methods is best. (You can find also some voices  
preferring other single-winner methods to the Condorcet compatible  

Juho Laatu

On Sep 3, 2010, at 6:30 PM, Sand W wrote:

> I just joined this list and some of it is kind of bewildering.
> 1-what is your goal for elections?  I would assume that it is to  
> have the best govt. which presumably can be identified as the system  
> of govt. supported by the most people.
> 2- Since there will probably be more than one exclusive/competing  
> policy/candidate supporter by more than a majority we can call this  
> goal "GREATEST majority voting."
> 3- Thus the goal would be determine the best or at least better  
> structure of govt./voting to require the greatest majority support  
> possible.
> 4-This would probably be a combination of local representatives and  
> executives elected by ranked ballots, "ranked pairs" if possible,  
> but that counting the system is not realistically practical and the  
> IRV counting system is realistically equivalent.
> I suggest the ranked voting forum for debate: http://4gmv.org/
> We would rather not have any new govt. policies unless, at least,  
> the greatest majority of the population agrees that it hopefully be  
> the best govt. policy.
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