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Re: Call for votes for the Condorcet/Clone proof SSD voting methods GR

On Sun, Jun 08, 2003 at 01:27:11PM +0300, Richard Braakman wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 08, 2003 at 09:30:16AM +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> > On Sat, Jun 07, 2003 at 09:37:22PM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> > > - - -=-=-=-=-=- Don't Delete Anything Between These Lines =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
> > > [   ] Choice 1: Clone Proof SSD Condorcet Amendment
> > > [   ] Choice 2: Further Discussion
> > > - - -=-=-=-=-=- Don't Delete Anything Between These Lines =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
> > 
> > Where's the option to oppose the proposed amendment? AFAICS, the only
> > thing that can be voted for are 'yes, no matter what' and "no, let's
> > talk about it further". What if I'd wanted to say "no, no matter what"?
> Adding a "no" option would make things very complicated.  You see,
> the "yes" option needs a supermajority.  The "no" option would not.
> That would give us a ballot with mixed supermajority and normal majority
> options.  Our voting system is currently not able to deal with that
> in a sane way; we'd need to upgrade it somehow first.



(makes a mental note about not even remotely trying to comment on
things I don't even understand anyway)

Wouter Verhelst
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