Re: supermajority options
On Wed, Nov 20, 2002 at 07:56:16AM +0100, Matthias Urlichs wrote:
> Raul Miller:
> >  (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.
> See my earlier email -- this method favors the default option
It is not that simple: Suggestion  also gives a lot of weight to
the default option, as per the example in my last message. My last
message also contains a tweak to  that favors the default option
less. But you might argue it favors the supermajority option
unreasonable (by letting it win even when it doesn't have a
> >  (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.
> This method invites insincere voting. If the voter would like to vote ABD,
> but thinks that B would be strong enough to block any supermajority by A,
> they might vote ADB instead. Not good.
Huh? Swapping D and B doesn't directly affect B's strength compared
to A. This strategy is no more effective here than in straight
Condorcet voting. You might like  if you think  favors the
supermajority option too much.