Let Jones and Smith be the only two contestants in an election that will end in a
deadlock when all votes for Jones () and Smith () are counted.
What is the Expectation Value of
after votes are counted? The solution is

**References**

Handelsman, M. B. Solution to Problem 10248. ``Early Returns in a Tied Election.'' *Amer. Math. Monthly* ** 102**, 554-556, 1995.

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