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View Diary: Video:Biggest Test Ever Of Ranked Choice Voting Looms In Minneapolis (8 comments)

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  •  Do you not understand how ranked choice works?! (0+ / 0-)
    •  Nevermind... (0+ / 0-)

      You seem, from comments downthread, to be a troll.

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        I've been writing about alternate elections methods for four years now, at

        I understand perfectly well how RCV works. And there's a very good chance that Minneapolis' next mayor will, as I'm predicting, not win with a majority of the votes cast.

        "Votes cast" is an important distinction. Obviously the winner will have a majority of the votes remaining when the election completes. And there's precedent. Consider the case of Oakland, California, who used RCV to elect their last mayor. She won with 51% of the votes remaining, but that was only 45% of the votes cast. This is because 11% of the votes--over 13,000 ballots--were completely exhausted (i.e., all of the candidates ranked on them were eliminated before the final round) and therefore were completely ignored in the final tally.

        With 10 candidates, 6 of them DFL, none of whom could secure a nomination, the odds of something very much like Oakland happening again is very high.

        This isn't a troll. This is me making a testable prediction, in writing. I'll be back in November.

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