Anonymous popularity voting is a very common situation: political elections, high school prom queen selection, to name a few. They also play an important role in career advancement. Tenure decision of a university professor depends on voluntary course evaluations of students. Managers rely on senior team members’ opinions for the performance evaluations of junior employees. In lieu of such significant ramifications, it is important to ask if it is fair to rely heavily on popularity voting outcomes in these decisions.  

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