Re: Don't allow ranking of options equal to default?
> On Tue, May 27, 2003 at 06:31:22PM -0400, Nathanael Nerode wrote:
> > * Q-1 (or fewer) of the voters vote C as the only acceptable option:
> > * Slightly less than one-half of the remaining voters vote
[ A=1, B=4, C= 2, D=2]
> > * Slightly more than one-half of the remaining voters vote:
> > A = 4;
> > B = 1;
> > C = 2;
> > D = 2; <default>
> > * (There are no other vote patterns)
> > (For those interested in the details, the "slightly"s above require that
> > the margin of victory of B over A is smaller than the number of pro-C
> > voters, so a margin of less than Q-1.)
On Fri, May 30, 2003 at 11:01:58AM -0400, Nathanael Nerode wrote:
> Thank you. I need to change my example so that some of the C voters vote:
> C = 1
> D = 2 <default>
> A = 2
> B = 2
> (Just enough need to change to prevent the D-better-than-B voters from
> outnumbering the B-better-than-D voters. Note that the D=B voters are
> not counted either way for the majority requirement.)
Ok, here you have the voters divided up into roughly four camps:
 The vast majority don't think the issue is worth voting on.
 The largest group of the remainder think B is best and oppose A
 The next largest group think A is best and oppose B.
 The final group consists mostly of people who think C is best
and who don't care about A or B.
In this situation, if the group favoring B meets quorum requirements,
I think I can live with that.