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to ranks 1,2,3,4,5 and to cardinal-rating or grade-point values 4,3,2,1,0.
Approved slots are the upper three: i.e. grades A,B,C or ranks 1,2,3 or
Grade D (rank = 4, rating = 1) is the truncation Default grade: D typically
signifies mild non-approval on grounds of candidates irrelevance or of
voters precaution in a time-constrained situation of ignorance about the
My ballot has five non-default-rated candidates - each with grades and
Bush F=0, McCain C=2, Edwards B=3, Kerry B=3, Nader A=4. Every other
candidate: D=1 (default).
3. VOTER COMMENTS:
My ballot is deliberately truncated to vote only a few
non-default-rated candidates. Each default-rated candidate is far less
relevant - in terms of perceived chance to win or perceived status and
attractive message - than one or more of the actively voted candidates.
In the real world - or even in a realistic fictional one in which
voters have finite lifetimes and are encouraged to spend their limited
available time making informed deliberative choices rather than blind
guesses - the full ballot here is far too long. Either candidate PROXY
should be used, or else, using intuitive estimation of probabilities, a
typical voter will and SHOULD truncate.
By the way, John McCains name is not McCaine. Dont confuse with
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