[EM] Common voting patterns

Anthony Simmons asimmons at krl.org
Mon Apr 2 15:36:58 PDT 2001

Martin Harper wrote:

>> >     One, voters of the top two candidates, D and E, would
>> > not march lockstep and vote for the same second choice A,
>> > and then the same third choice B, etc.

>> With 17 voters, it's entirely possible simply by random chance.
>> If supporters of D and E share similar political views, it's more
>> possible. If they are members of a distinct faction handing in
>> block votes, then it's likely.

In a situation like the one in Australia, where parties
advise their members on preferences, it's to be expected.

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