# Spread of opinions and proportional voting.

@article{Travieso2006SpreadOO, title={Spread of opinions and proportional voting.}, author={Gonzalo Travieso and Luciano da Fontoura Costa}, journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics}, year={2006}, volume={74 3 Pt 2}, pages={ 036112 } }

Election results are determined by numerous social factors that affect the formation of opinion of the voters, including the network of interactions between them and the dynamics of opinion influence. In this work we study the result of proportional elections using an opinion dynamics model similar to simple opinion spreading over a complex network. Erdös-Rényi, Barabási-Albert, regular lattices, and randomly augmented lattices are considered as models of the underlying social networks. The…

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