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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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[[Image:Tennessee map for voting example.svg|right|500px|Tennessee's four cities are spread throughout the state]]
 
[[Image:CondorcetTennesee.png|right|Tennesee's four cities are spread throughout the state]]
 
  
*Memphis: 826,330
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Imagine that [[Tennessee]] is having an election on the location of its [[capital (political)|capital]]. The population of Tennessee is concentrated around its four major cities, which are spread throughout the state. For this example, suppose that the entire [[constituency|electorate]] lives in these four cities, and that everyone wants to live as near the capital as possible.
*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:
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The candidates for the capital are:
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* [[Memphis, Tennessee|Memphis]], the state's largest city, with 42% of the voters, but located far from the other cities
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* [[Nashville, Tennessee|Nashville]], with 26% of the voters, near the center of Tennessee
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* [[Knoxville, Tennessee|Knoxville]], with 17% of the voters
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* [[Chattanooga, Tennessee|Chattanooga]], with 15% of the voters
  
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The preferences of the voters would be divided like this:
|'''42% of voters (close to Memphis)'''
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# Memphis
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! width=25% style="background-color: #ffdddd" | 42% of voters<br /><small>(close to Memphis)</small>
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! width=25% style="background-color: #ccffcc" | 26% of voters<br /><small>(close to Nashville)</small>
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! width=25% style="background-color: #ddddff" | 15% of voters<br /><small>(close to Chattanooga)</small>
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! width=25% style="background-color: #ffeedd" | 17% of voters<br /><small>(close to Knoxville)</small>
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# '''Memphis'''
 
# Nashville
 
# Nashville
 
# Chattanooga
 
# Chattanooga
 
# Knoxville
 
# Knoxville
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'''26% of voters (close to Nashville)'''
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# '''Nashville'''
# Nashville
 
 
# Chattanooga
 
# Chattanooga
 
# Knoxville
 
# Knoxville
 
# Memphis
 
# Memphis
|valign=top|
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'''15% of voters (close to Chattanooga)'''
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# '''Chattanooga'''
# Chattanooga
 
 
# Knoxville
 
# Knoxville
 
# Nashville
 
# Nashville
 
# Memphis
 
# Memphis
|'''17% of voters (close to Knoxville)'''
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# Knoxville
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# '''Knoxville'''
 
# Chattanooga
 
# Chattanooga
 
# Nashville
 
# Nashville
 
# Memphis
 
# Memphis
|}
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Revision as of 00:26, 7 March 2010

Tennessee's four cities are spread throughout the state

Imagine that Tennessee is having an election on the location of its capital. The population of Tennessee is concentrated around its four major cities, which are spread throughout the state. For this example, suppose that the entire electorate lives in these four cities, and that everyone wants to live as near the capital as possible.

The candidates for the capital are:

  • Memphis, the state's largest city, with 42% of the voters, but located far from the other cities
  • Nashville, with 26% of the voters, near the center of Tennessee
  • Knoxville, with 17% of the voters
  • Chattanooga, with 15% of the voters

The preferences of the voters would be divided like this:

42% of voters
(close to Memphis)
26% of voters
(close to Nashville)
15% of voters
(close to Chattanooga)
17% of voters
(close to Knoxville)
  1. Memphis
  2. Nashville
  3. Chattanooga
  4. Knoxville
  1. Nashville
  2. Chattanooga
  3. Knoxville
  4. Memphis
  1. Chattanooga
  2. Knoxville
  3. Nashville
  4. Memphis
  1. Knoxville
  2. Chattanooga
  3. Nashville
  4. Memphis
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