Noise stability of ranked choice voting (Steven Heilman, USC)
April 4 @ 12:15 pm - 1:10 pm
Given votes for candidates, what is the best way to determine the winner of the election, if some of the votes have been corrupted or miscounted? As we saw in Florida in 2000, where a difference of 537 votes determined the president of the United States, the electoral college system does not seem to be the best voting method. We will survey some recent progress on the above question along with some open problems. In particular, we consider which ranked choice voting method is most stable to corrupted or miscounted votes.