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Re: Request for comments [voting amendment]

> Raul Miller:
> > 	   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.

On Thu, Nov 14, 2002 at 09:33:16AM +0100, Matthias Urlichs wrote:
> 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).

Yes, exactly.

> 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.

Indeed, you are correct.  I knew something was bothering me when I
wrote that, but I was focussing on the wrong issues and didn't spot
that glaring discrepancy.

[Note: Buddha -- this affects my most recent response to your post.]


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