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Here's the procedure. Note that the two steps with extra indentation (1.1 and 3.1) only rarely matter, so it's best to understand the system without them first.
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# '''Candidates with overat least 25% Prefer, and lessno more than 50% Rejectreject, are called "viable"'''. The most-preferred viable candidate (if any) with the most non-stand-aside preferences is given the label of leader.
# Candidates get 1 point for every ballot that prefers them.
## When designating the leader (including who counts as "viable" for that purpose only), all "prefer/stand aside" votes count as if they were "reject".
# Candidates with over 25% Prefer, and less than 50% Reject, are called viable. The viable candidate (if any) with the most non-stand-aside preferences is given the label of leader.
# Each "prefer" is worth 1 point. For viable candidates, each "accept" on a ballot which doesn't prefer the leader is also worth 1 point. '''Most points wins.'''
## If the leader would not have been viable counting all "prefer/stand aside" votes as "reject", then the label of leader switches to the next lower viable candidate (if any) in non-stand-aside preferences. Repeat this step as many times as necessary.
# Viable candidates get 1 point for every ballot that accepts them and does not prefer the leader.
# Winner is the highest score.
This is largely a theoretical proposal. In real-world elections, the "stand aside" option would probably almost never be useful; certainly not enough to justify the extra complexity.
For instance, consider the voting scenarios which meet the following restrictions:
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