# Another method of voting is to assign a ‘weight.” or score, to each candidate rather than ranking the candidates in order. All candidates must receive a score, and two or more candidates can receive the same score from a voter. A score of 5 represents the strongest endorsement of a candidate. The scores range down to 1, which corresponds to complete disapproval of a candidate. A score of 3 represents indifference. The candidate with the most total points wins the election. The results of a sample election are given in the table. a. Find the winner of the election. b. If plurality were used (assuming that a person’s vote would go to the candidate that he or she gave the highest score to), verify that a different winner would result.

### Mathematical Excursions (MindTap C...

4th Edition
Richard N. Aufmann + 3 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305965584

### Mathematical Excursions (MindTap C...

4th Edition
Richard N. Aufmann + 3 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305965584

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