Paradoxes of Voting
Published Online: 1 FEB 2013
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The International Encyclopedia of Ethics
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Saari, D. G. 2013. Paradoxes of Voting. The International Encyclopedia of Ethics. .
- Published Online: 1 FEB 2013
The 2000 Florida presidential elections, where Bush beat Gore even though Gore would have beaten Bush in a head-to-head comparison, combined with US Electoral College outcomes where a popular vote winner can lose, capture the uncomfortable reality that election outcomes can reflect the choice of a voting rule rather than voter preferences. This concern is crucial because “winners” affect our future. “Voting paradoxes” prove that the problem is much worse than commonly believed.
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