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Fair continuous election algorithm in a limited set of users

I have an election method in mind, don't know if already exists but I think there must be. It is used in a finite set of users and continuous. Every round, somebody is picked randomly depending on ...
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Photo Rating System based of Community 'Likes'

I'm hoping to get some assistance from some math gurus on a troubling problem i'm having with a website. The site has a very large gallery (millions of photos) which are uploaded by users. The users ...
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What is the general formula for electoral districts tying.

I apologize if this question is a bit of a read. (You might want to get a frosty beverage.) Professor Alan Natapoff of MIT demonstrated, if 9 Voters are districted into 3 electoral districts of 3 ...
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How many voters can one find in a set?

Recently some german federal states had elections. The news used to say that every n-th voter chose party X. While sitting in the train I was thinking about the following. Someone counts all persons ...
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Find a voting system - possibly Schulze Method

I remember the Schulze Method from back when I was studying Econ... that was years ago and my math isn't the greatest, go easy on me. We are piloting a project to make a to-do list app for teams, I'm ...
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Normalizing votes based on source's rank

If article a from source A has 100 votes, and article b from source B has 10 votes, without simply saying that article a is better because it was voted more, how can I normalize the weight of these ...
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What is the math behind calling election seats with confidence, before all votes have been counted?

On election night, predictions are made on the winner of each district, after only a fraction of the vote has been counted up. How is this done? Say there is a seat up for election, and 10,000 votes ...
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Proof of two properties of a simple math function

I would like to define a function to evaluate the value for some entities which receive a number of "up"s ($\mathcal{u}$) and "down"s ($\mathcal{d}$). I devised the following function: ...
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Ranking a set – is pair-based voting a good idea?

I have a set which I want to rank based on which entry people favor the most. The set consists of too many entries for the voters to sort the entire list, and since the set contains some mainstream ...
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Questions about arrow's impossibility theorem.

If we had chosen to work in a context where ties are allowed in the individual preference lists, then Arrow’s Theorem no longer holds with the conclusion that there is a person whose list is always ...
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Difference between set(determined) but unknown result and not yet determined result in terms of probability

Lets say that 44 respondents vote for something, 39 againts and 17 didn't respond or didn't make a decision, yet. Does it change anything in regard to probability that the voting will pass if we know ...
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Is there a yes or no voting system where no losing coalitions exist?

I am just wondering. It may sound silly, but Is it possible for yes or no voting system to have only winning coalitions? Basically, any set of voters is winning and only empty set, in which nobody ...
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Can anyone find a quota for this question?

I have 4 voters A has 6 votes B has 6 votes C has 2 votes D has 1 vote And I have to find out a quota such that D in only a dummy voter, which is adding it to losing coalition still makes it ...
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does anyone know about “hare system” ?

I am studying mathematical modeling in political science. There is a voting procedure called "Coombs system", which is opposite to hare system. You are eliminating the least first place votes and by ...