# [EM] An hypothetical voting system based on Score-Voting and Majority-Judgement which I do not advocate.

⸘Ŭalabio‽ Walabio at macosx.com
Sun Dec 9 20:12:05 PST 2012

```	¡Hello!

¿How fare you?

While explaining advanced voting systems to Bronies and PegaSisters, I had an idea about combining the expressiveness of Score-Voting and he resistance to tactical voting of Majority-Judgement.  This is the line of thought leading to the idea:

Majority-Judgement rests tactical voting by filtering out extreme values which may be do to tactical voting.  This is the way the voting system would work:

0.	Voters give their favorite candidate a positive +99 and their most hated candidate a negative -99.
1.	The voters then score other candidates relative to the 2 extremes.
2.	After counting the votes, the counters throw out all of the negative -99s and the positive +99s.
3.	The counters remove FROM THE REMAINING BALLOTS the top 3rd plus + 1 ballot and the bottome 3rd plus + 1 ballot.
4.	The counters then average the scores.
5.	Highest average wins.

Example:

0.	After filtering the negative -99s and the positive +99s, Candidate A has 3 million votes.
1.	Remove 1,000,001 of the votes with the highest score.
2.	Remove the 1,000,001 votes with the lowest scores.
3.	Average remaining 999,998 ballots.

With regular Score-Voting, one can keep also-rans and write-ins with almost no support from wining by treating blanks and abstentions as negative 99s and assuming that anyone not writing in a candidate as voting against the write-in and simply summing the votes.  Since we average, we need a quorum for keeping candidates with extremely low vote-totals.  I suggest this simple quorum-rule:

Determine the candidate receiving the most nonblanks and nonabstains.  Only run the above algorithm on candidates receiving greater than > 1/2 as many nonabstains and nonblanks as the top nonblank nonabstained candidate.

Example:

The top nonabstained nonblank candidate has votes on 2 million ballots.  The quorum of nonabstained, nonblank ballots a candidate must get is 1 million.

I have 3 questions:

0.	¿Did I reinvent the wheel or is this a new system?
1.	If this system is original, ¿what do the members of this list think about it?
3.	If this is a new system, ¿what should we name it?

Now, ¡it is time for advocacy!  ;-)  ¡Definitely not!  This is an untested voting system.  If it survives everything we throw at it for over a decade, then, we can consider it.

¡Peace!

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