# The Median Voter Theorem

### “In a majority rule voting system, the candidate/party most preferred by the median voter will be elected”

Jørgen Veisdal | Oct 11 |

In micro economics and game theory, the median voter theorem states that

“In a majority rule voting system, the candidate/party most preferred by the median voter will be elected”

In other words, the favorite candidate of the person in the middle of the probability distribution picks the winner of the election. The prediction of the model, therefore is what seems intuitively questionable (given today’s politics), namely that:

Candidates will position themselves around the center.

Read the full essay in Cantor’s Paradise on Medium