[EM] MUMA: new name for U/P voting?

Jameson Quinn jameson.quinn at gmail.com
Tue Sep 27 12:47:52 PDT 2016

I think that the "U/P" name is awkward. I was looking for a descriptive,
pronounceable acronym, and I came up with MUMA, for Most Upvoted Majority
Acceptable. This gives the heart of the method in four words: of those with
majority above-bottom votes, find the one with the most top votes.

Here's the full definition:

For each candidate, you can downvote (rate "unacceptable"); upvote (rate
"preferred"); or neither. All candidates downvoted by a majority of those
voting in the election, or with fewer than half the upvotes of the
most-upvoted candidate, are eliminated, unless that would eliminate
everyone. Of those remaining, the most-upvoted wins.

Optionally, if you want to give this system a bit of a NOTA twist, you can
have an additional rule that it is noted on the ballot when there's a
candidate who got majority "unacceptable" in the previous election for the
same post. This would mostly affect incumbents who had previously won in
elections where all candidates had majority "unacceptable".
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