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Ancient votes for modern elections

In ancient Greece, a system of negative voting was used around 508 BC. Male landowners voted annually to banish the political leader they most wanted banished for ten years. Voters used broken pieces of pottery called ostraca, which led to the term “exclusion.” If a candidate received more than 6,000 votes, the one with the most votes was expelled. If no one got 6,000 votes, they were all left. Given the limited voter base, it was possible that no one would be expelled given a fairly even distribution of votes. How many politicians today could withstand 6,000 negative votes?

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