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Saving Democracy from Arrow's Paradox (youtube video)

Saving Democracy from Arrow's Paradox (youtube video)

Here is an example which will illustrate the flaw in the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system used in the Presidential elections in the US and India. Consider what happens when there are five Presidential candidates A, B, C, D, E and the electoral college consists of 501 electors. Suppose 251 electors have given their preference order as ABCDE (A preferred most and E preferred least) and the remaining 250 electors have their preference as...

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