Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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ISBN 13: 978-0-32186-732-2

Chapter 13 - Voting and Apportionment - 13.1 Voting Methods - Exercise Set 13.1: 41

Answer

The voting method in which the candidate receiving the most first-place votes is declared the winner is called the plurality method. Ranking is not necessary when using this method because only the number of first-place votes count.

Work Step by Step

The voting method in which the candidate receiving the most first-place votes is declared the winner is called the plurality method. Ranking is not necessary when using this method because only the number of first-place votes count. It is not necessary to know which candidate was ranked second, third, and so on, by each individual voter.
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