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Strategic approval voting in a large electorate

  • Jean-François Laslier

    (PREG - Pole de recherche en économie et gestion - Polytechnique - X - CNRS)

The paper considers approval voting for a large population of voters.It is proven that, based on statistical information about candidatescores, rational voters vote sincerly and according to a simple behavioralrule. It is also proven that if a Condorcet-winner exists, this candidateis elected.

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Date of creation: 21 Dec 2006
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