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Building off my Palatability Index calculator, it felt like the next step was to actually simulate elections with various methods. So this page attempts to do exactly that.

The assumptions of the electoral model here are as follows:

- Every candidate is representable by a single real number.
- The electorate is uniformly distributed on some single closed interval of real numbers.
- If the electorate is split between two parties, there is a single number that partitions the electorate into two subintervals.
- A given member of the electorate always prefers candidates in ascending order of closeness, i.e., the closest candidate is most preferred, the second-closest candidate is second-most-preferred, etc.
- As the electorate is a continuous distribution, discrete members of the electorate don't exist in the model; therefore there are no ties in an individual voter's preference list.

Five methods of election are used: plurality, plurality-with-elimination, pairwise comparison, Borda count, and palatability (because I wanted to see how that worked). Also, for each method, I want to calculate with and without a two-party primary.

The electorate is a continuous interval [-5,5], with the party split at 0.

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Without Partisan Primaries:

- is the winner by the Plurality Method.
- is the winner by the Plurality-with-Elimination Method.
- is the winner by the Pairwise Comparison Method.
- is the winner by the Borda Count Method.
- is the winner by the Palatability Method.

With Partisan Primaries:

- is the winner by the Plurality Method.
- is the winner by the Plurality-with-Elimination Method.
- is the winner by the Pairwise Comparison Method.
- is the winner by the Borda Count Method.
- is the winner by the Palatability Method.