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Tactical voting can still occur under the alternative vote, and it may lead to unexpected outcomes

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Next spring UK voters will get the chance to introduce the Alternative Vote system for Westminster elections. A commonly repeated claim is that the system would do away with the tactical voting that many voters resort to under the current First Past the Post system. Yet Roger Mortimore demonstrates that this received wisdom is not true. Instead new forms of tactical voting could open up under AV.

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http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/39691/1/blogs.lse.ac.uk-Tactical_voting_can_still_occur_under_the_Alternative_Vote_and_it_may_lead_to_unexpected_outcomes.pdf

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