Talk:Maximum approval top-two

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Same as unified primary?[edit source]

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
"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)