Law:The Tiebreaker Act

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It amends the following:
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50RZ30, The Tiebreaker Act

Whereas the Fleshing Out IRV Act does not specify what happens when two candidates with the lowest number of ballots assigned to them have the same amount of preference votes on every level, and

Whereas it is implied that Orglaw, Article IV, Section 6 would apply here, but this is not made explicit, and

Whereas the resulting text is a bit ambiguous, and

Whereas it might be wise to state explicitly what would happen in such a case, now

Therefore, Lex.B.14.4 which currently reads:

"B.14.4: If, after any iteration, there are two or more candidates with the fewest ballots assigned to them, the candidate with the fewest first preferences assigned to him shall be eliminated. If these candidates all have the same number of first preferences assigned to them, the candidate with the fewest second preferences assigned to him shall be eliminated, and so forth. "

shall be amended to read:

"B.14.4: If, after any iteration, there are two or more candidates with the fewest ballots assigned to them, the candidate with the fewest first preferences assigned to him shall be eliminated. If these candidates all have the same number of first preferences assigned to them, the candidate with the fewest second preferences assigned to him shall be eliminated, and so forth.
B.14.4.1 If no such distinction can be made between these candidates because all have the same number of votes on every level of preference, the remaining iterations shall be conducted under multiple scenarios. Each scenario shall eliminate one of the tied candidates.
B.14.4.1.1 If the different scenarios described by B.14.4.1 result in the same winner of the election overall, the winning candidate shall become the Senator.
B.14.4.1.2 If the different scenarios described by B.14.4.1 result in different winners of the election overall, the result will be considered a tie between the winners of the different scenarios and will be resolved in accordance with Org.IV.6";

Furthermore, Lex.B.14.6, which currently reads:

"14.6. A candidate may not be assigned ballots after he has been eliminated. A ballot that would otherwise be reassigned to an eliminated candidate is instead assigned to the highest-ranked candidate that has not been eliminated, or treated as an abstention according to B.14.4."

Shall be amended to read:

"14.6. A candidate may not be assigned ballots after he has been eliminated. A ballot that would otherwise be reassigned to an eliminated candidate is instead assigned to the highest-ranked candidate that has not been eliminated, or treated as an abstention according to B.14.5."

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