[EM] Markus: Demonstration that Benham & Woodall meet CD
juho4880 at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Jan 9 14:31:50 PST 2014
On 9.1.2014, at 23.49, Michael Ossipoff <email9648742 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 4:16 PM, Juho Laatu <juho4880 at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> Many methods consider unranked candidates to be effectively ranked below all the ranked candidates.
> Certainly, and all of my definitions of voting X over Y would agree.
> (...unless it's a definition-version that is with respect to the method in which takes place the particular voting being discussed, and that is a method that doesn't have that interpretation.)
> Therefore ranking A last on the ballot (when there are also unranked candidates) seems to me to violate your condition "B voters refuse to vote A over anyone".
> Wait a minute. If you ran A last, an there are unranked candidates, then my method nonspecific definitions would say that you're voting A over someone.
I think we agree. I was referring to "ranking A last on the ballot". Then typically (in most election methods) the voter is considered to "vote A over" the unranked candiates.
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