[EM] Correction: "Smith set" instead of "winning set"

Dave Ketchum davek at clarityconnect.com
Fri Apr 20 20:23:40 PDT 2012

It pays to be careful when rearranging topics.

Here is a quote from Wikipedia, where they have to be careful:
> In voting systems, the Smith set, named after John H. Smith, is the  
> smallest non-empty set of candidates in a particular election such  
> that each member beats every other candidate outside the set in a  
> pairwise election.

"beats" is what I went looking for.  Note that such as "1st rank  
level" are not mentioned - most CW s and cycle members are such, but  
the definition does not demand that all such be first rank.


On Apr 20, 2012, at 1:58 PM, Michael Ossipoff wrote:

> When I defined Condorcet-Top (CT), I defined "winning set". Instead,  
> I should have just
> said "Smith set", because that concisely says what I meant.
> Condorcet-Top (CT):
> The winner is the Smith set member who is ranked at 1st rank level  
> on the most ballotss.
> [end of CT definition]
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