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Which voting system is the best? - Alex Gendler

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Imagine we want to build a new space port at one of four recently settled Martian bases, and are holding a vote to choose its location. Of the 100 colonists on Mars, 42 live on West Base, 26 on North Base, 15 on South Base, and 17 on East Base. Assuming that everyone wants the port to be closest to their home base, what is the fairest way to conduct the vote? Alex Gendler digs into voting systems.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Alex Gendler
  • Director Biljana Labović
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Animator Cheyenne Canaud-Wallays
  • Art Director Cheyenne Canaud-Wallays
  • Sound Designer Weston Fonger
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Fact-Checker Eden Girma

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