## Same as unified primary?Edit

So this is not the same thing as Unified primary, right? Since second finalist is not the highest-rated candidate? — Psephomancy (talk) 04:31, 23 October 2019 (UTC)

- Correct. It is not the same as a w:Unified primary. An example of when/how the results would differ:
- Ballots (100 voters, candidates A, B, and C):
- A,B: 50
- A: 1
- C: 49

- Unified primary result:
- A (51 approve) and B (50 approve) advance to the general election

- Maximum approval top-two
- A and C advance to the general election, since A and C maximize the ballot satisfaction in the general election
- Ballot satisfaction scores
- A and B: 51 voters
- A and C: 100 voters
- B and C: 99 voters

- Ballot satisfaction scores

- A and C advance to the general election, since A and C maximize the ballot satisfaction in the general election

- Ballots (100 voters, candidates A, B, and C):
- "Maximum approval" is a
*little*misleading in the name, since the goal is maximizing ballot satisfaction rather than picking the candidates who individually maximize approval. But I'm not inclined to rename it yet. -- RobLa (talk) 18:15, 18 November 2019 (UTC)