Ron Goom 
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Re: “Ignacio De La Fuente Pushes Anti-Ranked-Choice-Voting Measure

Ranked choice voting worked fine in 2010. It greatly increased the number of voters compared to the mayoral election in 2006. It also greatly increased the number of votes a council member had to get in order to win. That means a candidate for council in 2012 has to reach out to more voters. That's a good thing for democracy in Oakland.

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Posted by Ron Goom on 07/10/2012 at 1:12 PM

Re: “Ranked-Choice Voting Attacked in Oakland

Quan and Perata each had their strengths, weaknesses, and blindspots. That's what they were ready to take to the mayor's office. Having more votes wouldn't have made either one a better mayor or solved any of Oakland's problems. Trying to get rid of RCV is just another distraction. Time and effort is better spent dealing with real problems and real solutions.

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Posted by Ron Goom on 04/10/2012 at 9:48 PM

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