[EM] Question about the Plurality Criterion

Benjamin Grant benn at 4efix.com
Mon Jun 24 07:10:36 PDT 2013

As I have had it explained to me, the Plurality Criterion is: "If there are
two candidates X and Y so that X has more first place votes than Y has any
place votes, then Y shouldn't win".


Which I think means that if X has, for example, 100 votes, then B would have
to appear on less than 100 ballots and still *win* for this criterion to be
failed, yes?


I cannot imagine a (halfway desirable) voting system that would fail the
Plurality Criterion - can anyone tell me the simplest one that would? Apart
from a lame one like "least votes win", I mean?


-Benn Grant

eFix Computer Consulting

 <mailto:benn at 4efix.com> benn at 4efix.com



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