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Richard N. Aufmann + 3 others

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305965584

Chapter 4.2, Problem 2ES

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Explain why the plurality voting system may not be the best system to use in some situations.

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Explain why the plurality voting system may not be the best system to use in some situations.

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Plurality voting system

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A plurality means that a choice with the most votes wins.It is possible to have a plurality without a majority when there are more than two choices.

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In plurality voting system alternate values are not considered th...

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