Saturday, September 09, 2006
Instant Runoff Voting in Minneapolis
IRV has become the issue of greatest interest to me in the 2006 election. This is a very imporatant election year in my Minneapolis district considering that a new US Senator, MN Govenor, US Representative, State Senator and Representation, Secretary of State, Attorney General are all going to be elected. But IRV has caught my attention because of its ability to completely change the process. If IRV is in place no longer will you be in a position of voting for the "least bad" candidate. You can support the candidates that best represent your views on the issues and still not worry about throwing your vote away. I have a feeling that this can radically change the balance of power in our political system away from two dominant parties and introduce real issues back into the debates. Take a look at the Better Ballot Campaign site and attend a gala event on Sept 15th if you're interested to learn more.