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You can't get rid of edge cases by moving the edge.



Yes you can. If there is a tie in the UK the result is chosen on a cut of the cards.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/election_2010/england...

The candidates agree, and the winner and loser both accept the outcome, works for me.

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I'm confused by your reply. The grandparent comment was saying "You should never flip a coin", the person you replied to said (roughly) "It's impossible to avoid all situations where you can't measure the winner, you have to either flip a coin or just take the person who happened to come out ahead in the vote count".

Your link to a place where they used a coin flip isn't disagreeing with him (nor really the grandparent, who wasn't claiming that you can't use a coinflip, but rather that you shouldn't use a coinflip).

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Maybe not, but you can lessen the real-world impact of edge cases by moving the edge.

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