Jim Lindsay 
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Re: “Ranked-Choice Voting Attacked in Oakland

@Mr. Pine: Even if your numbers are correct, it doesn't mean much. Since Perata instructed his voters to bullet vote, it artificially reduced Quan's #2 and #3 votes. Your statistic is meaningless. The fact is that in the head to head race, Quan vs. Perata, Oakland voters preferred Jean Quan to Don Perata. RCV is a series of runoffs, done with one ballot. In the final runoff round, the last round, where it was just Quan vs. Perata, Quan beat Perata. That is 100% democratic.

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Posted by Jim Lindsay on 04/11/2012 at 6:13 PM

Re: “Ranked-Choice Voting Attacked in Oakland

So Perata and his boy Tramatola want to go back to the old way? Of course! Tramatola makes less money with fewer elections, and Perata is still crying because he lost. Rank Choice Voting is much better than the old way -- a primary in June and a possible runoff in November. In the old days it led to endless electioneering, huge pressure to raise a ton of money, and viciously negative campaigning. That is NOT more democratic! We do need to let people rank more than three choices, though. Mend it don't end it!

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Posted by Jim Lindsay on 04/10/2012 at 8:46 PM

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