Re: Request for comments [voting amendment]
> The more votes in favor of a defeated option, the weaker
> the defeat. Where two pairs of options have the same number
> of votes in favor of the defeated option, the fewer votes in
> favor of the defeating option, the weaker the defeat.
Why? If we eliminate A>>B, then in effect we throw away the votes of those
people who voted A in favor of B (the others are already represented, in
the Schwartz set, by B>>C>>A). It makes sense to throw away as few votes
as possible. Therefore the weakest defest would be the one with the fewest
votes in favor of A or, those being equal, the more votes in favor of B.
In other words, these two clauses should be switched.
(Note that when people rate all choices, the two are equivalent.)
Matthias Urlichs | noris network AG | http://smurf.noris.de/