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Imagine an election for the capital of [[Tennessee]], a state in the United States that is over 500 miles east-to-west, and only 110 miles north-to-south.  In this vote, the candidates for the capital are Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga, and Knoxville.  The population breakdown by metro area is as follows:
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Imagine an election for the capital of Tennessee, a state in the United States that is over 500 miles east-to-west, and only 110 miles north-to-south.  In this vote, the candidates for the capital are Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga, and Knoxville.  The population breakdown by metro area is as follows:
 
   
 
   
 
[[Image:CondorcetTennesee.png|right|Tennesee's four cities are spread throughout the state]]
 
[[Image:CondorcetTennesee.png|right|Tennesee's four cities are spread throughout the state]]

Revision as of 13:49, 15 February 2005

Imagine an election for the capital of Tennessee, a state in the United States that is over 500 miles east-to-west, and only 110 miles north-to-south. In this vote, the candidates for the capital are Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga, and Knoxville. The population breakdown by metro area is as follows:

Tennesee's four cities are spread throughout the state
  • Memphis: 826,330
  • Nashville: 510,784
  • Chattanooga: 285,536
  • Knoxville: 335,749

If the voters cast their ballot based strictly on geographic proximity, the voters' sincere preferences might be as follows:

42% of voters (close to Memphis)
  1. Memphis
  2. Nashville
  3. Chattanooga
  4. Knoxville

26% of voters (close to Nashville)

  1. Nashville
  2. Chattanooga
  3. Knoxville
  4. Memphis

15% of voters (close to Chattanooga)

  1. Chattanooga
  2. Knoxville
  3. Nashville
  4. Memphis
17% of voters (close to Knoxville)
  1. Knoxville
  2. Chattanooga
  3. Nashville
  4. Memphis