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Voting Systems Comparison

(Please Assist) Voting systems comparison

Consider two of these systems:

Simple majority rule.
Two thirds majority rule.
Compare the differences between the two. Write a one to two page essay describing the benefits of each. Explain which system you prefer, and why:

Give at least two specific reasons for your viewpoint.
Explain benefits and drawbacks of the preferred voting system.
Explain drawbacks and benefits of the voting system not chosen

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Thank you for posting today. It is my goal to provide ideas, definitions, research help, and instructions on how you, the student, should approach the assignment.

First, let's look at what each is. Simple Majority is simply the most votes, whereas Two Thirds, or "Supermajority" requires a 66% majority, (ie, two thirds). Usually the 2/3 majority is used to make major legislative decisions, especially those involving rights/constitutional issues.

Simple Majority Benefits

voting is simple and easy to understand

election results are quickly calculated

error in ...

Solution Summary

The solution compares simple majority and supermajority voting systems.

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