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Committee member: Last week, committee members were encouraged to nominate candidates for the position of committee chairperson. So far, seven members have submitted nominations. That means we can expect contentious lead-up to the election. After all, such contention always occurs before an election whenever there are more than three candidates for any elected position.

Which of the following would be most useful to know in order to evaluate the likelihood of the committee member’s prediction?

(A). Whether any of the nominated members are known for arguing frequently with other members

(B). Whether a candidate can be nominated by more than one committee member

(C). Whether any more nominations for chairperson will be made

(D). Whether members were allowed to nominate themselves for chairperson

(E). Whether there has ever been contention before an election with only two candidates

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Committee member: Last week, committee members were encouraged to nominate candidates for the position of committee chairperson. So far, seven members have submitted nominations. That means we can expect contentious lead-up to the election. After all, such contention always occurs before an election whenever there are more than three candidates for any elected position.

Which of the following would be most useful to know in order to evaluate the likelihood of the committee member’s prediction?

(A). Whether any of the nominated members are known for arguing frequently with other members

(B). Whether a candidate can be nominated by more than one committee member

(C). Whether any more nominations for chairperson will be made

(D). Whether members were allowed to nominate themselves for chairperson

(E). Whether there has ever been contention before an election with only two candidates

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The argument is that 7 people chose nominations for the position so we should expect 'argumentative' elections, because this always happens when there are more than 3 candidates.
The obvious leap in the logic is that 'choosing a nomination' and 'running for election' are not the same thing.

Since we need to assess which piece of evidence is most relevant, we'll look for something that directly relates to the above flaw (a Precise approach).
This is what (B) does -- if everyone nominated the same person (or less than 3 people), the argument would be entirely negated.
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