Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321867327
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Chapter 13 - Voting and Apportionment - 13.1 Voting Methods - Exercise Set 13.1 - Page 852: 49


The statement does not make sense.

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The statement does not make sense. The plurality method selects the candidate with the highest number of first-place votes as the winner. If a candidate has a majority of the vote, that means that the candidate has the majority of the first-place votes. Every other candidate must have a smaller number of first-place votes. Therefore, a candidate with the majority of the vote would always win an election using the plurality method.
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