Plurality

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Plurality

In an election with three or more choices, the choice that receives the most votes without attaining 50%. For example, in an election in which Candidate A receives 35% of the vote, Candidate B receives 20%, and Candidate C receives 45%, Candidate C wins with a plurality of the vote.
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If the existence and persistence of pluralities can be accommodated within other views, then it seems that empirical pluralism needs to be motivated by other, perhaps uniquely philosophical, considerations.
By now the story of the election contest in Florida in 2000 is well known, but most of the popular commentary on the election almost ignored other states in which razor-thin pluralities were critical to the electoral-vote margin.
Sanitary Napkin Having Pluralities of Projections and Elastic Members: No.