## Submission + - The Math Behind Voting (azsos.gov) 1

*I would like* /.'s thoughts on election math. One of the races in my area has 4 candidates running for two open seats. Voters can vote for one or two of the 4.

Candidate A is well-funded and polls indicate he is likely to win the election. Candidate D is badly lagging and unlikely to be elected. Candidates B and C are roughly tied in polls, and that's the root of my question. I like C and think B is a lunatic.

To maximize the chances of C winning one of the two open slots, what is my optimal voting strategy? Vote C alone? Vote for C and one of the others? Which? Why?

Candidate A is well-funded and polls indicate he is likely to win the election. Candidate D is badly lagging and unlikely to be elected. Candidates B and C are roughly tied in polls, and that's the root of my question. I like C and think B is a lunatic.

To maximize the chances of C winning one of the two open slots, what is my optimal voting strategy? Vote C alone? Vote for C and one of the others? Which? Why?