Pot and ladle: a formula for estimating the distribution of seats under the Jefferson–D’Hondt method

Tytuł:
Pot and ladle: a formula for estimating the distribution of seats under the Jefferson–D’Hondt method
Czasopismo:
Rok:
2019

Opis:
We propose a simple yet new formula for estimating national seat shares and quantifying seat biases in elections employing the Jefferson–D’Hondt (JDH) method for seat allocation. It is based solely on the national vote shares and fixed parameters of the given electoral system. We demonstrate that the formula provides a good estimate of seat allocations in real-life elections even in the case of minor violations of the underlying assumptions.

Strony:
27 stron

Numer DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11127-019-00680-w

Link:
https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2Fs11127-019-00680-w.pdf