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

On Wed, 21 May 2003 13:28:53 -0500, Steve Langasek <vorlon@netexpress.net> said: 

> On Wed, May 21, 2003 at 06:59:51PM +0200, Guido Trotter wrote:
>> On Wed, May 21, 2003 at 10:05:47AM -0500, Steve Langasek wrote:

>> > If the "winning" option is discarded due to quorum requirements,
>> > then given that all non-default options have the *same* quorum
>> > requirement, this is exactly what would happen.

>> I think this is not inherently true. Since all options are compared
>> two by two one of them could theorically defeat all the others but
>> fail to defeat the default one by the quorum requirement, while at
>> the same time all the others can defeat the default one with the
>> necessary quorum margin...  This is, of course, a quite borderline
>> case, but it indeed exists.

> Ok, after hitting 'send' I was wondering whether this might be the
> case.  However, as you say, this is very borderline; neither is it
> likely to occur, nor is it likely that voters will be worried about
> this corner case when deciding whether to vote.

	Quite. I would still like to handle this corner case, but not
 at the expense of super majority; or modifying the meaning of Quorum
 in Debian elections.

The average nutritional value of promises is roughly zero.
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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