Thursday, November 16, 2006

Minneapolis Star Tribune endorses IRV for statewide elections

In Minneapolis this election, the voters endorsed using Instant Runoff Voting for city level elections. During the campaign, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune endorsed the ballot measure.

Now the Star Tribune is advocating using Instant Runoff Voting for statewide elections. The Governor won re-election with a plurality rather than a majority and the Star Tribune sees the problem with such a situation. The state of Washington has similar problems. It is probably just a matter of time before the people of Washington consider a statewide solution to the the pick-a-party problem.



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