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  • Study: Sequential voting in presidential primaries best system to winnow candidates

    A new study says the sequential election format of the U.S. presidential primary is the best mechanism to select a candidate who would prevail in a head-to-head election against any one of the other candidates, says co-author and University of Illinois economist Mattias Polborn.

    A new study says the sequential election format of the U.S. presidential primary is the best mechanism to select a candidate who would prevail in a head-to-head election against any one of the other candidates, says co-author and University of Illinois economist Mattias Polborn.

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  • Editor’s note: To contact Mattias Polborn, call 217-333-4595; email polborn@illinois.edu.

    The paper “Learning and Coordination in the Presidential Primary System” is available online.