How Should We Count?

Just for kicks, here’s one of the assignments I give students in my American Gov’t class. It’s a vote-counting assignment, calculating an election using different methods of counting the votes. The idea is to get them to understand that there are multiple legitimate ways to count votes. It’s not hard, and only takes a few minutes, so if you’re at all interested in voting and elections, you might find it of interest. Just click on the link below. If anyone’s clever enough to know how to turn this into a web-based activity…..?

VotingMethods Assignment

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About James Hanley

James Hanley is Associate Professor of Political Science at Adrian College and a Fellow of the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding. The views expressed here do not reflect the views of either organization.
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