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Re: “San Leandro Does About Face on Ranked Voting

Wrong. San Leandro is committed to pay for its share of RCV implementation no matter what.

Posted by JB96 on 04/09/2010 at 5:55 AM

Re: “Ignacio Is Trying to Kill Ranked Choice Voting

Wait a second....... Breaking the law AND going against a vote of 69% of the people of Oakland? That's quite a combination.

Posted by JB96 on 01/05/2010 at 12:15 PM

Re: “Ranked Choice Voting May Cost Oakland $947,000

to dto510 -- Berkeley does have runoffs. They take place in the next calendar year after the election in the democracy "dog days" of February. Ranked Choice Voting would make sure the winner is decided in a higher turnout election and keep the candidates from having to raise and spend all the money they'd need for a runoff.

Posted by JB96 on 01/05/2010 at 8:38 AM

Re: “Ranked Choice Voting May Cost Oakland $947,000

Burlington anti-IRV forces are led by the losing Republican candidate Kurt Wright and his backers. Wright led in first choice rankings, but lacked majority support and lost with IRV. So what does their petition call for? Getting rid of the majority requirement and letting someone win despite opposition from most voter -- pretty transparent what they're really after.

Berkeley has traditional runoffs right now, so yes, IRV makes sense there. That's why seven in ten voters backed it in both Oakland and Berkeley.

Posted by JB96 on 01/04/2010 at 6:32 PM

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