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Find the Threshold of Exclusion for all single seat and multi-seat scoring rules: Illustrated by results for the Borda and Dowdall rules

Fraenkel, Jon; Bernard Grofman, Bernard Grofman; Feld, Scott


We provide a general analytic approach for calculating the Threshold of Exclusion (TE) for the singleseat and the multi-seat versions of all scoring rules, an infinitely large class of voting systems (Fishburn, 1973; Young, 1975; Saari, 1994, 1995). We offer specific results for two rules used for parliamentary elections at the national level: Borda (Black, 1958), used for national elections to special reserved seats for Hungarian and Italian ethnic minorities in Slovenia, and the unique...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Mathematical Social Sciences
DOI: 10.1016/j.mathsocsci.2016.11.004


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