Coombs' method (or the Coombs rule) is a ranked voting system created by Clyde Coombs used for single-winner elections. Similarly to instant-runoff voting, it uses candidate elimination and redistribution of votes cast for that candidate until one candidate has a majority of votes.
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- https://web.archive.org/web/20050909092356/http://condorcet.org/emr/methods.shtml#Coombs - 2005 archive of Condorcet.org glossary of terminology
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- Grofman, Bernard, and Scott L. Feld (2004) "If you like the alternative vote (a.k.a. the instant runoff), then you ought to know about the Coombs rule," Electoral Studies 23:641-59.
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