## The Mathematics And Statistics Of Voting Power (2002)

Venue: | STATISTICAL SCIENCE |

Citations: | 9 - 3 self |

### BibTeX

@ARTICLE{Gelman02themathematics,

author = {Andrew Gelman and Jonathan N. Katz and Francis Tuerlinckx},

title = {The Mathematics And Statistics Of Voting Power},

journal = {STATISTICAL SCIENCE},

year = {2002},

volume = {17},

pages = {420--435}

}

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### Abstract

In an election, voting power---the probability that a single vote is decisive--- is affected by the rule for aggregating votes into a single outcome. Voting power is important for studying political representation, fairness, and strategy, and has been much discussed in political science. Although power indexes are often considered as mathematical definitions, they ultimately depend on statistical models of voting. Mathematical calculations of voting power have usually been performed under the model that votes are decided by coin flips. This simple