Task 2C: Vote-swapping trend in Britain

Vote-swapping, also known as vote-pairing, refers to an agreement between voters to cast a vote for the candidate who has most chances of winning in a given district, even if it is not their first choice.

Practically, if candidate A has more chances of winning in District A and candidate B is more likely to win in District B, then voters in district A will chose to vote for candidate A (even if they prefer B) provided that voters in district B vote for candidate B (even if they prefer A). In this way, both candidates get elected and everybody is satisfied.

Outline of texts

Text 1 is a newspaper article from The Globe and presents the case of two voters who decided to swap their votes.

Amy Herbert and Robert Knight decided to make a pact and vot...

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