On the role of distances in defining voting rules

  title={On the role of distances in defining voting rules},
  author={Edith Elkind and Piotr Faliszewski and Arkadii M. Slinko},
A voting rule is an algorithm for determining the winner in an election, and there are several approaches that have been used to justify the proposed rules. One justification is to show that a rule satisfies a set of desirable axioms that uniquely identify it. Another is to show that the calculation that it performs is actually maximum likelihood estimation relative to a certain model of noise that affects voters (MLE approach). The third approach, which has been recently actively investigated… CONTINUE READING
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