Values of Large Games, VI

Evaluating the Electoral College Exactly

by Irwin Mann, Lloyd S. Shapley


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An extension to RM-2651, Values of Large Games — IV: Evaluating the Electoral College by Montecarlo Techniques. This Memorandum examines a technique that solves the problem of calculating the power indices of players in a 51-person game. The results obtained agree with and extend the conclusion of the earlier study: that in the electoral college there is a systematic bias in favor of the larger states.

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