[EM] Can anyone help with straight-ahead Condorcet language?

Richard, the VoteFair guy electionmethods at votefair.org
Mon Sep 6 21:39:58 PDT 2021

Robert, here's a way to describe pairwise counts in a non-academic way, 
although here it identifies the Condorcet loser rather than the 
Condorcet winner. It comes from the ballot initiative at: 

"(3) If there is a continuing candidate who would lose every pairwise 
comparison against each of the other continuing candidates then this 
candidate is identified as a “pairwise losing candidate” and this 
candidate is eliminated as the least-popular candidate. Not every 
elimination round has a pairwise losing candidate."

"(4) “Pairwise comparison” means a one-on-one comparison between any two 
candidates that counts how many ballots indicate a preference for one of 
the two candidates over the other candidate and how many ballots have 
the opposite preference. The candidate with the larger pairwise count is 
the winner in this pair and the candidate with the smaller pairwise 
count is the loser in this pair. If both pairwise counts are the same 
then neither candidate wins and neither candidate loses this pairwise 

In haste,

Richard Fobes

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