Comparison Voting

  • Steven J. Brams
Part of the Modules in Applied Mathematics book series (MAM)


As a preview of the subsequent analysis, imagine the following hypothetical situation. Assume that the five most recent Democratic presidents all lived at the same time (the present). All decide to seek their party’s presidential nomination in the first presidential primary in New Hampshire. You are a registered Democratic voter in New Hampshire and can vote for any candidate. If the candidate with the most votes wins in a plurality election, which candidate would you vote for? (Your judgment should be based not on the specific policies advocated by these presidents at the time they served, but instead on their competence to solve problems and their effectiveness as political leaders.)


Presidential Election Vote System Vote Strategy Condorcet Winner Approval Vote 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven J. Brams
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  1. 1.Department of PoliticsNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA

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