Instant Runoff Voting

Not exactly like Callahan’s system, but not unlike it either is a movement to introduce Instant Runoff Voting into American politics.

Instead of just casting one vote for one candidate, voters rank the candidates: 1,2,3, etc. If no candidate receives a majority of the #1 votes, the candidate with the least total of #1 votes is eliminated. The second choice votes from these ballots are then transferred to the other candidates. The ballots are recounted, and candidates are eliminated in this fashion until 1 winner emerges with a majority of the vote.

Worth considering/supporting, I think. The fact that third parties are realistically nothing more than “spoilers” in this country is disappointing.

2 thoughts on “Instant Runoff Voting

  1. What’s really funny is that I got an A- in that Kennedy School class, A People’s Congress. The class met less than fourteen times, and I missed at least four classes. Half of our grade was based on “participation,” and I only spoke twice the entire semester. That, and I wrote my 8 page final in about four hours on the night before it was due.

    Here’s to the retards at the Kennedy School of Government . . .

  2. T, my little brother partied with yours this weekend. I don’t know which one I feel more sorry for . . .

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