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).
> 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.]