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Why Condorcet Consistency is Essential

  title={Why Condorcet Consistency is Essential},
  author={Richard B. Darlington},
  journal={arXiv: Methodology},
In a single winner election with several candidates and ranked choice or rating scale ballots, a Condorcet winner is one who wins all their two way races by majority rule or MR. A voting system has Condorcet consistency or CC if it names any Condorcet winner the winner. Many voting systems lack CC, but a three step line of reasoning is used here to show why it is necessary. In step 1 we show that we can dismiss all the electoral criteria which conflict with CC. In step 2 we point out that CC… 
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