Reflecting People’s Will: Evaluating elections with computer aided simulations

  title={Reflecting People’s Will: Evaluating elections with computer aided simulations},
  author={Dhruv Verma},
  journal={Open Political Science},
  pages={228 - 237}
  • Dhruv Verma
  • Published 1 January 2021
  • Computer Science
  • Open Political Science
Abstract The aim of this study is evaluate various single winner voting systems with the help of computer aided simulations. The impact of phenomena such as strategic voting, spoiler effect and centre squeeze are studied on various election systems such as First Past the Post, Ranked voting, Approval voting and Score voting. The democratic process gives great moral legitimacy to the winner as they are deemed to be chosen by the people, ergo the election system too needs to accurately reflect… 



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