We study the complexity of the bribery problem with distance restrictions. In particular, in the bribery problem, we are given an election and a distinguished candidate p, and are asked whether we can make p win/not win the election by bribing at most k voters to recast their votes. In the bribery problem with distance restrictions, we require that the votes recast by the bribed voters are close to their original votes. To measure the closeness between two votes, we adopt the prevalent Kendall-Tau distance and the Hamming distance. We achieve a wide range of complexity results for this problem under a variety of voting correspondences, including the Borda, Condorcet, Copelandα for every 0≤α≤1 and Maximin.
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