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Preferential vs. Plurality voting for BP
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    Which method do you prefer when it comes to determining BP? Both in terms of theory as well as the results so far.

    I like preferential voting more in theory because it eliminates the possibility of vote splitting, so nominations matter very little in determining the winner.

    In contrast, vote splitting is a concern in plurality voting, though the extent of its effect is very arguable.

    Another advantage of preferential voting is that it shows the head to head result of top 2 contenders. For instance, we can be sure now that more voters in the Academy preferred Moonlight to La La Land (which is crazy to me! It really was a small miracle).

    In contrast, plurality voting does not show the preference of the entire voting body. For instance, we do not know whether voters in the Academy preferred Crash to Brokeback Mountain, since we don’t know the preferences of voters who picked one of the other three nominated films.

    One advantage of plurality voting is that it allows for more divisive films to win.

    In terms of actual results, I generally like the winners of preferential ballot. It also produced many historic wins such as The Artist, 12YS, Moonlight, Shape of Water, and Parasite. Of course, the preferential voting might’ve had very little to do with these historic wins.

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