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Primary shows once again the flaw in our electoral system
Low turnout argues for earlier primary. Add ranked-choice voting to give every winner majority status.
Come meet the man Grist magazine calls a prince of rock nobility [turned] wonky election reformist": Krist Novoselic. The bassist for Nirvana now serves as board chair for FairVote, our national counterpart working to reform elections across the country.
In this issue:
Voting Reformer, Bass Legend Novoselic Brings Democracy Tour to MN l More Thrilling than the Midway: Join FairVote MN at the MN State Fair l Seeking Military Members, Vets Who Support Ranked Choice Voting l Victory for Reform: RCV Repeal Efforts Fall Short in Bay Area
Come meet the man Grist magazine calls a prince of rock nobility [turned] wonky election
Pop quiz: What do Minnesotans John Harrington, Kory Kath, Morrie Lanning and Claire Robling have in common?
It's not geography. Lanning hails from Moorhead; Harrington is from St. Paul; Kath lives in Owatonna, and Robling is from Jordan. City, rural, suburb.
With three men and a woman, it's not gender. It's not party -- two Democrats, two Republicans. Nor is it age, race, religion, education, experience or occupation.
Give up? Unless you're part of Minnesota's political cognoscenti, chances are you won't immediately guess that all are members of the Minnesota Legislature who are stepping down this year.
And all of them cited as one of the reasons for their decision the partisan gridlock and vitriol that makes getting things done nearly impossible.READ MORE
June 25, 2012 -- In a weekend devoted to celebrating inclusion, FairVote Minnesota leading the movement for a smarter, fairer, more inclusive political system was right at home.
For immediate release
June 4, 2012
In this issue:
Time for Something Bold: MN Leaders Laud RCV at Packed Event l Save Democracy: Help FairVote MN in Rochester on Saturday! l As Convention Season Winds Down, Need for Change Clearer than Ever l RCV Backers State Sen. Harrington, Rep. Rukavina Wont Seek Reelection
Wayzata, MN (May 23, 2012) -- Its just as easy to pass something bold, state Sen. Terri Bonoff said to a packed room of nearly 150 civic, business, academic, legal and philanthropic leaders May 23, as it is to pass something with baby steps. That something bold is fundamental democracy reform specifically, Ranked Choice Voting and its time has plainly come in Minnesota.
Bonoff, a DFLer, and several other Minnesota political luminaries including 2010 IP gubernatorial candidate Tom Horner, former Republican U.S. Sen. Dave Durenberger, and former Congressman Tim Penny spoke with participants at FairVote Minnesotas Breaking Point: A Panel on Minnesotas Political Future about how RCV is our best hope for rebuilding a fractured, polarized democracy.