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9/9/2013 TruthToTell- Minneapolis Mayors Race- Can Rank Choice Voting Meet the Test?

9/9/2013 TruthToTell- Minneapolis Mayors Race- Can Rank Choice Voting Meet the Test?

 

In 2009 Minneapolis became one of the nations largest cities to implement Ranked Choice Voting. Led by the citizens organization, Fair Vote Minnesota, proponents argued that RCV offered voters greater choice.  Just four years later, Minneapolis voters do indeed have greater choicein fact thirty five candidates for mayor as well as a variety of highly contested city council races. 

Some critics of Ranked Choice Voting expect an election mash-up Supporters are confident that the cityand the systemare equal to the challenge.

What can Minneapolis voters expect when they enter the voting booth?  Does having so many candidates enhance democratic choice or are there negative consequences? Looking forward, what changes if any- should be made in Minneapoliss election system? 

Our guests this week are perfectly situated to shed light on these and other questions as we look forward to what will be a truly historic election in Minneapolis.  Join TruthToTells Michelle Alimoradi and Tom OConnell for this conversation Monday morning, September 8 at 9am.

Guests:

Dr. Matthew Filner - Assistant Professor of Political Science at Metropolitan State University, specialist in Minneapolis municipal politics

Cam Gordon - reen Party, Minneapoliss 2nd Ward City Councilmember, Chair of City Council Elections Committee.

Jeanne Massey - director of Fair Vote Minnesota, one of the nations biggest advocates for Ranked Choice Voting

Casey Carl - Minneapolis City Clerk, responsible for maintaining the efficiency and integrity of the citys election process

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