[EM] margins of victory with different voting methods

Dave Ketchum davek at clarityconnect.com
Sun Apr 3 19:10:49 PDT 2011

An odd collection of elections to report on - I question whether they  
really serve your purpose.

US Electoral College - done with each state done separately, unlike  
most any other election - meaning that various parts are done in  
different ways.

Competition among Chirac, Le Pen, and Jospin in France in 2002.  Each  
of them got around 5 million votes with the other dozen sharing around  
15 million.

Since Jospin was third and the 15 million were unwilling to vote for  
Le Pen, Chirac got millions more votes in the runoff.

Perhaps worth your reporting, but seems like the oddity deserves  

Perhaps worth mentioning Plurality's weakness here - could have had a  
different method that did not drop Jospin.

Dave Ketchum

On Apr 3, 2011, at 7:50 PM, Warren Smith wrote:

> http://rangevoting.org/ElMargins.html
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