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Re: Constitutional amendment: Condorcet/Clone Proof SSD vote tallying



Hi,

You actually propose two separate amendments. Please don't do that, it smells 
of politics.  :-/

John H. Robinson, IV wrote:
-     2. If the ballot has a quorum requirement R any options other
-        than the default option which do not receive at least R votes
-        ranking that option above the default option are dropped from
-        consideration.
+     2. If the ballot has a quorum requirement R, and less then R votes are
+        cast, the entire vote is thrown out.  The amendment may be withdrawn,
+        or a discussion period may be resumed at the sponsor's discretion.

I think I like this change.

+     3. Any option with a supermajority requirement which does not defeat
+        the default option by its required majority ratio is dropped from
+        consideration.
-     3. Any (non-default) option which does not defeat the default option
-        by its required majority ratio is dropped from consideration.

The point of wording it the "old" way was that any option which is ranked 
below the default by a majority is removed before starting the algorithm. 
That is intentional; otherwise, a case can be constructed where such an 
option could win, which is Not Good.

I'd reject this change.
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