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Detailed Explanation for Plurality Method Example

  group of 18 group of 12 group of 10 group of 9 group of 4 group of 2
Samuel Adams234133
Meister Brau323311

Here are the rankings for each of the beverages:

PlaceKilliansMolsonSamuel AdamsGuinnessMeister Brau
first12189106 (4+2)
second14 (10+4)01811 (9+2)12
third0018 (12+4+2)037 (18+10+9)
fourth11 (9+2)01034 (18+12+4)0
fifth1837 (12+10+9+4+2)000

It should now be clear that Molson is the top beer under the plurality voting scheme.

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