Are we really supposed to expect these same do-nothing Democrats--much less the Republicans--to pass IRV anytime soon?
The "progressives" who have come out in support of IRV are a very small minority within their own party.
Participation with IRV, then, was 120,000 higher--an increase of 168 percent.
In this regard, our numbers probably overestimate December 2005 runoff participation and underestimate any increase due to IRV.
Avoiding future runoff elections in the city's annual November elections will quickly repay the one-time costs of implementing IRV ($1.
In this year's IRV elections, all winning candidates won a greater share of the first-choice election turnout than any winning candidate in the December 2000 runoffs.
Voters over-whelming reported to exit poll surveyors that they found the system easy; those expressing an opinion on its merits liked IRV
by a margin of more than two-to-one.
Unlike San Francisco, Vermont had no organized opposition to IRV
(although a number of Republicans expressed their dislike for it).
Major articles and commentary about IRV
have appeared in such publications as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post; organizations endorsing IRV
include the Sierra Club, U.
had been used, five of these ties would have been broken with Gore picking up an additional Electoral College vote in FL, IA, NM, OR, and WI.
A few weeks after the election, the Steering Committee and some committee chairs of the Association of State Green Parties met privately with Ralph Nader in Washington, DC for a post-election debriefing, but they did not discuss an IRV