Plurality Rule

Plurality rule refers to a decision rule that selects the alternative which has plurality, that is, highest number of the votes. 

Arguments in favor of Arguments opposing
Single winner decision as opposed to proportional compromise.
Plurality rule ensures that a clear plurality decision is made as compared to long lasting negotiations. Non-plurality members may feel that their views have been disregarded.
Options are clearly specified ahead of the voting.
Plurality rule ensures that all possible options are shared with the voters ahead of the vote, limiting the room for opposing the outcome. Plurality rule limits the chance of arriving at a negotiated outcome which may not have been included in the initial options.

Competing Views...

Plato: "In politics we presume that everyone who knows how to get votes knows how to administer a city or a state. When we are ill... we do not ask for the handsomest physician, or the most eloquent one.", The Republic, paraphrased by Will Durant, p. 27, Story of Philosophy, [URL]

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