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Margins can refer to

This article discusses the first definition.

Example[edit | edit source]

If candidate A has 30 votes and B has 29 votes, then A has a margin of 1 vote over B.

Notes[edit | edit source]

In the two-candidate case, both Score voting and FPTP (or voting methods equivalent to them in the two-candidate case) will yield the same margins when all voters are strategic.