Smith set

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The Smith set is the smallest set of candidates in a particular election who, when paired off in pairwise elections, can beat all other candidates outside the set. This set might consist of only one candidate, the Condorcet winner. However, when the electorate is conflicted (as in Condorcet's paradox), the set has at least one cycle of candidates for whom A beats B, B beats C, and C beats A.

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