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Re: Constitutional amendment: Condorcet/Clone Proof SSDvotetallying

On Fri, May 30, 2003 at 03:07:29PM -0400, Andrew Pimlott wrote:
> Eg, sincere:
>     9 ABD       A>B 12:8
>     6 BAD       A>D 15:5
>     3 DAB       B>D 15:5
>     2 DBA
> B can swap and make D>A 11:9, but in Condorcet/CpSSD A still wins.
> I think this is related to the Strong Defensive Strategy Criterion.

I'm sorry, but I don't think it's reasonable to use the default option in
a traditional Condorcet variant. Selecting a result where the majority
would have preferred the vote to default instead of that winning is an
unacceptable result to my mind. Imagine an immediate revote on "Do not
enact resolution 12345", eg.

Which is to say that Cloneproof SSD alone fails "independence from
irrelevant options" in a very strong way.


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