[EM] Can anyone help with straight-ahead Condorcet language?
forest.simmons21 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 31 21:44:23 PDT 2021
The version of point (3) that you are not satisfied with:
(3) If no candidate receives a majority of first preferences, a
Condorcet-consistent retabulation shall be performed by the presiding
election officer. The candidate, who is the Condorcet winner, is elected
if the rankings on all of the ballots indicate that this one candidate
defeats, by a simple majority of voter preferences, all other candidates
when compared in turn with each other individual candidate. A selected
candidate defeats another candidate by a simple majority when the number of
ballots marked ranking the selected candidate higher than the other
candidate exceeds the number of ballots marked to the contrary.
(3) If it is determined that no single candidate is ranked ahead of every
other candidate on more than half of the valid ballots, then pairwise
tallies of head-to-head comparisons of candidates will be examined to
verify the existence (or lack thereof) of a candidate who is ranked ahead
of any other individual candidate on more ballots than not, i.e. on more
than half of the ballots where one of them is ranked ahead (above) the
other. If such a pairwise (head-to-head) beats-,all candidate exists, then
it shall be elected.
[IMHO there is no real need to use the emotionally charged words
"majority" or "Condorcet" at this procedural level .. although in some
ancillary verbiage their meanings can profitably be demystified by their
correct and appropriate usage. ]
El mar., 31 de ago. de 2021 7:37 p. m., robert bristow-johnson <
rbj at audioimagination.com> escribió:
> I don't think I asked this here before, but forgive me if I had.
> I had modified an existing template of language for IRV into BTR-IRV at
> some other time and maybe posted that for any suggestions to make it better.
> Here is a similar template but for straight-forward Condorcet (with a
> "Condorcet completion" step (4) that is, for now, just a placeholder).
> But can I get any suggestions for step (3) that might be clearer or more
> All elections of [office] shall be by ballot, using a system of
> ranked-choice voting without a separate runoff election. The presiding
> election officer shall implement a ranked-choice voting protocol according
> to these guidelines:
> (1) The ballot shall give voters the option of ranking candidates in
> order of preference. Lower ordinal preference shall be considered higher
> rank and the candidate marked as first preference is considered ranked
> highest. Equal ranking of candidates shall be allowed. Any candidate not
> marked with a preference shall be considered as ranked lower than every
> candidate marked with a preference.
> (2) If a candidate receives a majority (over 50 percent of all ballots)
> of first preferences, that candidate is elected.
> (3) If no candidate receives a majority of first preferences, a
> Condorcet-consistent retabulation shall be performed by the presiding
> election officer. The candidate, who is the Condorcet winner, is elected
> if the rankings on all of the ballots indicate that this one candidate
> defeats, by a simple majority of voter preferences, all other candidates
> when compared in turn with each other individual candidate. A selected
> candidate defeats another candidate by a simple majority when the number of
> ballots marked ranking the selected candidate higher than the other
> candidate exceeds the number of ballots marked to the contrary.
> (4) If no Condorcet winner exists in step (3), then the candidate with
> the the plurality of first preferences is elected.
> (5) The [governing jurisdiction] may adopt additional regulations
> consistent with this subsection to implement these standards.
> thanks in advance.
> r b-j . _ . _ . _ . _ rbj at audioimagination.com
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