# Re: supermajority options

```Raul Miller wrote:
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```Here's some thoughts about how we might implement supermajority:

[1] The simplest: discard supermajority entirely.  Nothing special is
required to override "important decisions".  This has some elegantly
simple mathematical properties but I don't know of any other argument
for it.
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It would certainly be easiest to implement, but it would make it as easy to amend the Constitution as to pass a resolution. There is some sense in making it harder to amend the governing documents.
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```[2] Discard the election if the winner doesn't meet supermajority.
Perhaps, if the ballot has nondefault options with differing supermajority
ratios, immediately hold another election using only the options with
a lesser supermajority ratio.  I'm leaning towards this at the moment.
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This is underspecified.  Define "winner doesn't meet supermajority.".

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Once that definition is made to my satisfaction, I like this option, or one of these two variants:
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[2a] Discard the result if the CpSSD winner doesn't meet supermajority. Default option (Further Discussion) wins by default. New election to be held after appropriate discussion period.
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[2b] Discard the result if the CpSSD winner doesn't meet supermajority. Hold an "instant runoff" using all the remaining options and the same ballots. Repeat until a winner is found.
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I used to favor [2b], but I think I like [2a] best right now.

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```[3] (current draft) Only consider supermajority in terms of defeating
the default option.  This gets a bit confusing to think about in the
context of transitive defeats.

[4] (my old hobby horse) Consider supermajority in every comparison
involving an option with a supermajority requirement.  This gets a bit
confusing to think about in the context of transitive defeats.

[5] (Nov 16 and earlier drafts) Discard options which don't satisfy
supermajority before considering transitive defeat.  This gets a bit
confusing to think about in the context of transitive defeats.

[Note: I'm not going to be around much tomorrow.  Maybe you'll have
everything solved for me when I get back?]

Thanks,

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