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Published 1979 | Published
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Approval Voting: the Case of the 1968 Election


For most of this nation's history, electoral democracy has consisted mainly of competition between the candidates of two major national parties. Thus in most elections for national office the present method of categorical voting, that is, voters vote for one candidate only, has served adequately. Except for the electoral college, this method satisfies a simple democratic criterion - the winner is prefferes to the loser by a simple majority of the voters.

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© 1979 University of Chicago Press. I would like to thank Steven J. Brams, C. Anthony Broh, Robert Hoyer, and an anonymous reviewer for their helpful advice and criticism

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