=/ Approval is compatible with Score, so it can be used as a temporary improvement until full Score functionality is granted. /= – above
I do not know in what sense you are describing them as ‘compatible’. With simple score, you can give your most favored 10 votes, and then give aristocrat fronted lesser evils 7, 8, or 9 ‘hedge’ votes, depending on your assessment of the most likely best outcome. However, with approval, your presumably best strategy is to give them all 1 vote, with no votes to the greater evils you are attempting to defeat.
Some people say that if only one voter splits away from the ‘pack’ and just gives 1 vote to the most favoreds, and no votes the any others including the lesser evils, then certainly one of the most favoreds will win. But this is hardly better than playing the Lotto, since human beings are enormously fickle, and many will surely give 1 vote to lesser evils, and no votes (or perhaps abstentions) to those who aught to be most favored (due to siding with the commonalty). This could be due to high dollar publicity, or just the greater likelihood of their having ‘heard the names’, or merely just chance.
So approval would probably fail to bring improvement, and therefore simple score would never see the light of day. Any new system absolutely must perform, and simple score would.
=/ so it can be used as a temporary improvement until full Score functionality is granted /= – above
I am afraid that nothing is ever going to just be ‘granted’. People will have to fight for it. Or the entire society will have to utterly collapse. I feel certain the utter collapse scenario is what we will soon experience. I personally will almost surely not survive it. The words you read now are directed toward folks who will be here after I am not.