An Alternative Explanation of the Chance of Casting a Pivotal Vote

This paper is about a model of uncertainty in voting that allows for a schedule of people's preferences for one party over another, that gives rise to a chance of casting a pivotal vote which is small but not, as often supposed, infinitesimal, that is not inconsistent with evidence about the chance of casting a pivotal vote and that preserves a role for self-interest, along with a duty to vote, in the decision whether to vote or abstain.


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Issue Date:
2011-11
Publication Type:
Working or Discussion Paper
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Record Identifier:
https://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/273738
Language:
English
Total Pages:
32
JEL Codes:
D72
Series Statement:
Working Paper No. 1238




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