[EM] Much clearer and best yet Intermediate FBC definition--probably final definition of Intermediate FBC.

Michael Ossipoff email9648742 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 24 12:00:10 PDT 2012

Last night I posted brief definitions of FBC (also called Weak FBC) and
Strong FBC.

Intermediate FBC can't be clearly defined that briefly. Henceforth, when I
say "Intermediate FBC", I'll be
referring to the Intermediate FBC that is defined in this post.

Intermediate FBC:


"Worse" is the name of the candidate whose defeat (prevention from winning)
is the primary voting goal of
voter V, in the current election.

All of the voters have already voted, except for V. The other voters' votes
cannot be changed. V has not voted yet,
and can vote in any way.

C is a configuration of candidates, voters, and the ballots of all the
voters except for V.

C is such that there is a way in which V can make Worse lose, a way which
includes V marking hir ballot in a way that places V's
favorite below top.

C is such that Compromise is the only candidate who can be made to beat
Worse, by some way for V to mark
hir ballot.


If V's ballot has V's favorite and C at top, and has Worse alone at bottom,
then Worse won't win.

[end of Intermediate FBC definition]
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