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What is the difference between plurality and majority?

Asked by R. Jones, Last updated: Oct 21, 2020

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W. Mocroft

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W. Mocroft, Philanthropist, Master Degree in International Business, Las Vegas

Answered Aug 29, 2019

Plurality and majority both refer to people’s way of voting. Plurality means that the person has received a lot of the votes and more than the votes that the other candidates have received, but the elections are still not enough to be considered a majority.

Plurality and majority both refer to people’s way of voting. Plurality means that the person
The term majority is used to signify that there is a landslide victory for one of the candidates. Some may say that these two terms are the same because plurality can mean the same thing in the United Kingdom, but they would call it the majority. The meaning of these two words will still depend on how you would use the words.

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Answered Jun 13, 2019

Plurality and majority are two terms used during an election to determine the winner of the election. Plurality and majority might look or sound the same but there are differences between the two terms. The essence of any election is for a winner to be elected for a particular post. Plurality and majority are two different ways to determine the winner of an election. A person is declared to be a winner of an election only when the person has convincingly scored the highest number of votes.

Plurality and majority are two terms used during an election to determine the winner of the
Majority method simply means someone contesting for a post has gotten the highest number of votes which is more than half of the total votes scored by his or her rival. While the plurality method is used when there are multiple contestants. In this case, a person who has the highest percentage of votes is declared the winner. The person does not have to score more than half of the total votes before he can be pronounced as a winner, once a contestant has the highest percentage of votes than other rivals, he is already the winner.

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