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Colloquium: “What is Strategic Voting and What Can Be Done About It? Hint: Not Much”

Marshall University Math Colloquium
October 3, 2012

John Drost
Marshall University

In any election with three or more candidates there are many different schemes for choosing a winner. We will look at a couple of them, the ‘instant-runoff’ procedure and the Borda count. Also, these schemes are vulnerable to ‘strategic voting’; the idea that by changing their votes from their real preferences, some voter or voters can obtain a more favorable outcome.

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