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Throughout, theory, experiments, and practical evidence are provided to support the second central point: the majority judgment is a better alternative to all other known methods, in theory and in practice. 2 Voting in Practice Popular election thus practiced, instead of a security against misgovernment, is but an additional wheel in its machinery. —John Stuart Mill Voting in practice invokes issues that go well beyond the problem of how to elect one candidate among several or how to determine their order of finish.
S. 8% are worse than Good. If the number or percentage p of the grades better than a candidate’s majority-grade α is higher than the number or percentage q of those worse than the candidate’s majority-grade, then the majority-grade is completed by a plus (+); otherwise the majority-grade is completed by a minus (−). Thus S. Royal’s majority-grade is Good−. 5%). Naturally a majority-grade+ is ahead of a majority-grade− in the majorityranking. Of two majority-grade+’s, the one having the higher number or percentage of grades better than the majority-grade is ahead of the other; of two majority-grade−’s, the one having the higher number or percentage of grades worse than the majority-grade is behind the other.
It is a multicandidate version of the alternative vote. Again, the voters’ rank-orderings of the candidates indicating their “preferences” is the input. But in these elections there can be huge numbers of candidates: in 2004, for example, there were seventy-eight candidates for the six positions in the New South Wales election. ” “Above” means the voter chooses the rank-ordering (of all the candidates) specified by one political party, the outcome of prior strategic negotiations. “Below” means the voter determines her own rank-ordering.