[EM] Approval-Runoff

MIKE OSSIPOFF nkklrp at hotmail.com
Fri Mar 9 09:41:18 PST 2012


You wrote:
I don't think Approval-Runoff can get off the ground since it's too
apparent that a party could nominate two candidates (signaling that one
is just a pawn to aid the other) and try to win by grabbing both of the
finalist positions. If this happened regularly it would be just an 
expensive version of FPP.


I'd believed that it would just be seen as a minimal change from Runoff.
You mean that, because of Approval in the 1st election, it would be too easy
for a faction to put two identical candidates in the runoff? Yes, now that you
mention it, that's probably so. 

Approval-Runoff suggestion withdrawn.

You coninued:
SODA actually does allow you to not delegate via checking a box.


Of course. Myself, I think it would be more winnable if non-delegation were
the default, and one checks a box to delegate. I think it's best for innovations
to be options.

You continued:

a version that required delegation might be interesting because it
wouldn't require an "approval plus checkbox" ballot, it would just need
a vote-for-one ballot.


But it would be seen as often in violation of a voter's wishes. I feel that optional
delegation would be far more winnable.

Mike Ossipoff

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