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# The rules for winning matters

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 02:38 AM

As the title states, the rules for winning matters.  There are three popular methods outside of the majority rule:

(1) Plurality: The topic with the most first-choice votes ("preferneces") wins.

(2) Instant Runoff: Eliminate the third-place topic (in number of preferences), and add the 2nd-choice votes of

that topic to preferences of the first two.
(3) Point system: Two points for each 1st choice, one for each 2nd choice.

Create a scenario where we have fifteen votes for three candidates and depending on the rules for winning there is a completely different winner each time.

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### #2 phil1882

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 02:55 AM   Best Answer

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 03:07 AM

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run off works when the third placed person votes are eliminated and the voter's that picked that candidate now must pick their second choice.  Then the one with the most between the two remaining is the winner, So to show this answer your solution needs to be reformatted.

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### #4 bonanova

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 03:57 AM

Spoiler for phil has it

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Vidi vici veni.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 04:20 AM

Spoiler for phil has it

i agree. I just wanted to see the parsing.

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