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Title:The Geometry of Voting: From Lincoln's Presidential Election to College Football Polls
Author(s):Kaushik, Vivek; Laskowski, Aubrey; Tan, Yukun; Mengzhou, Tang; Romney, Matthew
Contributor(s):Hildebrand, A.J.
Subject(s):Voting Paradoxes
Mathematics of Voting
Data Analysis
Data Simulation
Football Poll
Abstract:How does the winner of an election depend on the voting methods used? In US politics we use a plurality system in which each voter chooses a single candidate, but this is not the only possible method. One example is the Borda Count Method used in college football polls. In this project we explore how the outcome of the 1860 US Presidential election would have changed using other voting methods, following an analysis by Tabarrok and Spector. We performed a similar analysis on the outcomes of recent AP college football polls. Our analysis is based on a geometric approach developed by Saari.
Issue Date:2016
Citation Info:Kaushik, Vivek, Aubrey Laskowski, Yukun Tan, Mengzhou Tang, and Matthew Romney. (2016, April). "The Geometry of Voting: From Lincoln's Presidential Election to College Football Polls" session presented at Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
Genre:Conference Poster
Rights Information:Copyright 2016, Kaushik, Laskowski, Tan, Tang, Romney.
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-06-07

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