Alternative voting methods: the case of the 2016 US presidential election

13 June 2023

Different Voting Methods Produce Different—and More Accurate—Results

There is a significant ongoing debate in the United States on the merits of plurality voting (how most American elections are conducted) and how alternatives may produce more representative results. In new research, academics from The Center for Election Science, the Paris School of Economics, and the University of Strasbourg use the 2016 U.S. presidential election as a case study to discuss several alternative voting methods, their benefits, and their drawbacks.

Authors : Herrade Igersheim, Aaron Hamlin, François Durand et Jean-François Laslier.