Difference between revisions of "Endorse/Accept/Reject voting"
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(Note: there will always be at least one candidate who is not overwhelmed, because you always count at least as many votes for a candidate when you’re considering them as a potential winner as when you’re seeing if they overwhelm another candidate.)  (Note: there will always be at least one candidate who is not overwhelmed, because you always count at least as many votes for a candidate when you’re considering them as a potential winner as when you’re seeing if they overwhelm another candidate.)  
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+  == Criteria compliances ==  
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+  This system is [[monotonic]] and meets the [[majority criterion]] and the [[mutual majority criterion]]. If there are no more than three candidates such that every ballot endorses at least one of the three and rejects at least one of the three, then it meets the [[majority Condorcet winner]] and majority Condorcet loser criteria.  
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+  == An example ==  
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+  {{Tenn_voting_example}}  
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+  Assume voters in each city endorse their own city; accept any city within 200 miles except the farthest; and reject any city that is over 200 miles away or is the farthest city. (These assumptions can be varied substantially without changing the result, but they seem reasonable to start with.)  
+  
+  <div class="floatright">  
+  { border=1  
+  !City  
+  !Endorse  
+  !Accept  
+  !Reject  
+  !Score against Memphis  
+  !Score against Nashville  
+    
+  !bgcolor="#fff"Memphis  
+  bgcolor="#fff"42  
+  bgcolor="#fff"0  
+  bgcolor="#fcc"58  
+  bgcolor="#fff"42  
+  bgcolor="#fcc"42  
+    
+  !bgcolor="#fff"Nashville  
+  bgcolor="#fff"26  
+  bgcolor="#fff"74  
+  bgcolor="#fff"0  
+  bgcolor="#cfc"58  
+  bgcolor="#bfb"100  
+    
+  !bgcolor="#fff"Chattanooga  
+  bgcolor="#fff"15  
+  bgcolor="#fff"43  
+  bgcolor="#fff"42  
+  bgcolor="#fff"58  
+  bgcolor="#fcc"32  
+    
+  !bgcolor="#fff"Knoxville  
+  bgcolor="#fff"17  
+  bgcolor="#fff"41  
+  bgcolor="#fff"42  
+  bgcolor="#fff"58  
+  bgcolor="#fcc"32  
+  }  
+  </div>  
+  
+  Memphis is overwhelmed by Nashville; Nashville is not overwhelmed, and so wins. This is a strong equilibrium: no subgroup could get a better result through strategy.  
+  
+  [[Category:Graded Bucklin systems]] 
Revision as of 10:50, 8 December 2016
Voters “Endorse”, “Accept”, or “Reject” each candidate. The winner is the mostendorsed candidate who isn’t “overwhelmed”. A potential winner is “overwhelmed” if there are fewer voters who don’t reject the potential winner, than voters who don’t reject some other candidate while also rating them at least as high as the potential winner.
(Note: there will always be at least one candidate who is not overwhelmed, because you always count at least as many votes for a candidate when you’re considering them as a potential winner as when you’re seeing if they overwhelm another candidate.)
Criteria compliances
This system is monotonic and meets the majority criterion and the mutual majority criterion. If there are no more than three candidates such that every ballot endorses at least one of the three and rejects at least one of the three, then it meets the majority Condorcet winner and majority Condorcet loser criteria.
An example
Imagine that Tennessee is having an election on the location of its capital. The population of Tennessee is concentrated around its four major cities, which are spread throughout the state. For this example, suppose that the entire electorate lives in these four cities, and that everyone wants to live as near the capital as possible.
The candidates for the capital are:
 Memphis on Wikipedia, the state's largest city, with 42% of the voters, but located far from the other cities
 Nashville on Wikipedia, with 26% of the voters, near the center of Tennessee
 Knoxville on Wikipedia, with 17% of the voters
 Chattanooga on Wikipedia, with 15% of the voters
The preferences of the voters would be divided like this:
42% of voters (close to Memphis) 
26% of voters (close to Nashville) 
15% of voters (close to Chattanooga) 
17% of voters (close to Knoxville) 





Assume voters in each city endorse their own city; accept any city within 200 miles except the farthest; and reject any city that is over 200 miles away or is the farthest city. (These assumptions can be varied substantially without changing the result, but they seem reasonable to start with.)
City  Endorse  Accept  Reject  Score against Memphis  Score against Nashville 

Memphis  42  0  58  42  42 
Nashville  26  74  0  58  100 
Chattanooga  15  43  42  58  32 
Knoxville  17  41  42  58  32 
Memphis is overwhelmed by Nashville; Nashville is not overwhelmed, and so wins. This is a strong equilibrium: no subgroup could get a better result through strategy.