Chapter 1 What's S o Goo d abou t Majority Rule ? Focus Question s Wha t ar e som e o f th e system s tha t ca n b e use d t o decid e th e winner of an election with two candidates? Wha t ar e the strength s and weaknesse s o f each o f these systems ? Wha t ar e some of the criteri a that ca n be use d t o evaluate votin g systems fo r election s with tw o candidates ? Wha t i s specia l o r uniqu e abou t majorit y rule ? Whic h theore m establishes thi s uniqueness ? Wha t i s a quot a system ? Ho w ar e quot a system s relate d t o ma - jority rul e an d it s uniqu e features ? The Mayo r o f Stickeyvill e Warmup 1.1 . Th e tim e ha s com e fo r th e citizen s o f Stickeyvill e t o elec t a ne w mayor . Tw o candidate s ar e runnin g fo r office : Mik e Dowel l an d Laura Stutzman . Wha t metho d shoul d b e use d t o decid e th e winne r o f th e election? Did tha t warmu p questio n see m to o easy ? Di d it s answe r see m to o obvious? I f so , perhaps yo u shoul d conside r m y suggestio n fo r decidin g th e 1 http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/mawrld/022/01
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