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Re: GRs, irrelevant amendments, and insincere voting

On Sat, 1 Nov 2003 23:09:40 -0500, Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org> said: 

> On Sat, Nov 01, 2003 at 06:17:18PM -0500, Anthony DeRobertis wrote:
>> On Nov 1, 2003, at 15:36, Branden Robinson wrote:
>> >
>> >[b] Debian should retain support for the x86 architecture
>> >
>> >That option is likely to beat almost any proposed change to the
>> >Social Contract by a landslide -- *if people vote sincerely*.
>> But would it beat "Debian should retain support for the x86
>> architecture, and remove SC 5."

> This requires either the original proposer, or a group of 6 people,
> who support taking the original proposal and tacking this irrelevant
> rider onto it.

	It also assumes that we have people not being team players.

	Also, since there is obviously an error in procedure (since
 these need to be separate votes, with separate discussion periods,
 and separate voting periods, the secretary can step in and correct
 the procedure. 

> I won't say that we face a combinatorial explosion of irrelevant
> ballot options, because each one will have to have 6 sponsors and
> that will serve as a brake on *that* variety of abuse.  But my
> thesis is that even one irrelevant option on the ballot is enough to
> either defeat the relevant option that would otherwise win, or
> promote the phenomenon of insincere voting.

	It is also a procedural flaw.  And the constitution has a fix
 for matters of procedure.

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