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St. Paul group touts instant runoff vote
A grass-roots group is starting a petition drive
tonight to bring instant run-off voting to St. Paul.
By Kevin Behr, Star Tribune
Last update: March 06, 2007 12:17 AM
A major new collaborative report by The New Democracy Project, Demos, The Nation and the Brennan Center for Justice calls for the creation of a Democracy Protection Act and lays out 40 proposals to strengthen democracy in the United States, including Instant Runoff Voting and Proportional Represe
It isnt just the City Council candidates that are out stumping for the upcoming precinct caucuses: the folks over at St. Pauls Better Ballot Campaign look like they are ramping up their effort to get instant runoff voting in St. Paul.
Coming to a polling place near you: instant runoffs
By Rick Barry
Subject: How to get an Oscar Nom
By Gena Berglund Instant Runoff Voting (IRV) is better for women according to Kelly O'Brien in her Minnesota Womens Press opinion piece.
by Gena Berglund
Nearly all the City Council candidates that screened for the TakeAction Minnesota endorsement on February 19 expressed support for Instant Runoff Voting.
February 16, 2007
By Gena Berglund
Sometime in the next few monthssooner, if you go to your caucus on March 6someone may approach you to sign a petition to change Saint Paul city elections for the better.
[Editor's note: The article references two ranked ballot voting methods, neither of which are the same as Instant Runoff Voting: Borda's method gives more weight, or points, to higher ranked preferences and fewer points lower ranked preferences.
Oakland will use such a system. Davis, Calif., has opted for 'proportional representation.' Backers believe the systems make races more competitive.
By Nancy Vogel
Times Staff Writer