The chairperson should not have released the Election Commission's report to the public, for the chairperson did not ...

#JW on December 2, 2019

Not letting me post to previous thread.

I don't understand how you can say "most other members" since the stimulus says did not consult "any other members" that totally does not make sense and I did not choose A because that language did not reflect the language in the stimulus. I predicted some like "at least one member" not seeing the most here.

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BenMingov on December 2, 2019

Hi #JW, thanks for the question.

I believe there may be a misunderstanding in terms of the question type here. This is a sufficient assumption question, which means that we take the answer choices as given and determine whether or not they would fully justify/validate the argument.

It is not us concluding "most other members", rather the answer choice is providing that and we need to see what effect this has on the argument.

The argument is rather short and in simple terms states the following:

Because the chairperson did not consult any members of the commission, he should not have released the report to the public.

Answer choice A states that the only acceptable way for the chairperson to release the report would be to have the approval of most members of the commission.

If this is the case, then the conclusion is absolutely validated in saying that he should not have released the report. If he needs the approval of most, and he sought the approval of none, then how is that justified?

I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any other questions.

#JW on December 2, 2019

That makes total sense. Thanks Ben.

Courtney-McClelland on January 20, 2021

I see your reasoning on why A is correct, however I feel like that same reasoning applies to answer choice D. I was deciding between A and D on the basis that they both establish that the report should only be released if other members give consent, and I ultimately chose D because it contained stronger language (all members vs. most members). Why then is D incorrect, given that the reasoning for A being correct is that most members consented, whereas D goes a step further in saying that all members consented (hence including A's justification within D's justification)?