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Strategic approval voting in a large electorate

  • Jean-François Laslier


    (Laboratoire d’Économétrie, École Polytechnique)

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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Paper provided by Institut d'economie publique (IDEP), Marseille, France in its series IDEP Working Papers with number 0405.

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Length: 15 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2004
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Handle: RePEc:iep:wpidep:0405
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