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anonymous

  • one year ago

Consider an election with with 721 voters. If there are 5 candidates, how many X value of votes are needed for plurality?

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  1. UnkleRhaukus
    • one year ago
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    Plurality occurs when one candidate receives more votes than the others

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    I do know that but i don't get the question because there is no preference schedule with it. so its kind of confusing me

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Yeah that's what i was thinking

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    the 1st guy if he gets 145 votes, and the rest get 144 votes that= 721. Is that right?

  5. UnkleRhaukus
    • one year ago
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    consider the worst case scenario, the votes are split (almost evenly) across the candidates

  6. UnkleRhaukus
    • one year ago
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    since 721 is not divisible by 5, one candidate must receive more votes than the others what is the minimum number of votes, that could achieve plurality?

  7. UnkleRhaukus
    • one year ago
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    Yeah, that's right, 145 is the minimum number of votes required to win the election

  8. UnkleRhaukus
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    In other words (assuming all votes count), you cannot win the election if you get less than 145 votes. NB: just because you get 145 votes, doesn't guarantee victory

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