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Strategic Approval Voting in a large electorate

  • Jean-François Laslier

    (CECO - Laboratoire d'econometrie de l'école polytechnique - CNRS - Polytechnique - X)

The paper considers approval voting for a large population of voters. It is proven that, based on statistical information about candidate scores, rational voters vote sincerly. It is also proven that if a Condorcet-winner exists, this candidate is elected.

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