a way of getting a second spin

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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

    Moderato con anima (English Only)
    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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