a way of getting a second spin

Burying(a voting strategy putting your favorite's adversary in the last of the ballot) would be most attractive if Edwards’ supporters could predict that Edwards would be declared the winner of a Roemer-Edwards-Duke cycle. Failing that, burying is a way of getting a second spin when your favorite is sure to lose otherwise. --from<Gaming the Vote:Why Elections Aren’t Fair> By William Poundstone
What does the 'getting a second spin' in the last sentence means? many thanks.:)
 
  • natkretep

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    English (Singapore/UK), basic Chinese
    In games, people are often asked to spin a wheel, and at the end of the spin a needle will point to whether they have won a prize. The author suggests that the technique of burying is the equivalent of getting two spins - so that one's favourite is more likely to win.
     
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