[EM] re Burlington

Kevin Venzke stepjak at yahoo.fr
Wed May 22 19:36:41 PDT 2019

Hi Kathy,

Le mercredi 22 mai 2019 à 16:41:18 UTC−5, Kathy Dopp <kathy.dopp at gmail.com> a écrit : 
>Does approval voting (where each voter may vote for up to n-1
>candidates when n candidates are running for an office) adhere to the
>Condorcet criteria?

Methods that claim some form of Condorcet compliance usually have ballots that admit at
least some preferences to be marked on the ballot such that some candidate A is preferred
to B, who is in turn preferred to a third candidate C. For "full" compliance a ballot should
admit a full ranking.

Approval does satisfy Condorcet as far as can be discerned from the cast ballots, although
this is also true for first-past-the-post. In other words the cast ballots aren't capable of
showing a Condorcet failure. So this may or may not be good enough for you.


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