[EM] Fwd: FW: IRV Challenge - Press Announcement

Kathy Dopp kathy.dopp at gmail.com
Mon Oct 6 18:02:29 PDT 2008

I'll be posting my own affidavit and amendment to my affidavit for
this case on http://electionmathematics.org by tomorrow.

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From: Andy Cilek <acilek at worldnet.att.net>
Date: Mon, Oct 6, 2008 at 3:31 PM
Subject: FW: IRV Challenge - Press Announcement

Mohrman & Kaardal, P.A.

Attorneys and Counselors at Law

33 South Sixth Street

Suite 4100

Minneapolis, Minnesota  55402

                      Erick G. Kaardal
                                      telephone: 612/341-1074

Facsimile: 612/341-1076

                      Writer's E-Mail: Kaardal at mklaw.com



Minnesota Voters Alliance v. City of Minneapolis

            Erick G. Kaardal, counsel for the Minnesota Voters
Alliance, will argue before the Honorable George McGunnigle
challenging the constitutionality of the City of Minneapolis' effort
to institute Instant Runoff Voting for the 2009 municipal elections.
The hearing is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 8, 2008,
at the Hennepin County District Courthouse, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

All written briefing has been submitted to the court and oral argument
on Wednesday morning will not only answer questions of the judge, but
highlight key constitutional elements focusing on the sophisticated
manner that Minneapolis employs through Instant Runoff Voting to weigh
or dilute votes to affect the election of candidates.  Mr. Kaardal
will argue as one of Minnesota Voters Alliance's experts found, that
IRV is a system in which an elector voting for a candidate as a
first-choice can actually harm his or her ability to get elected.
Instant Runoff Voting threatens to undermine the fundamental right to
vote under both the Minnesota and United States Constitutions.

Mr. Kaardal will be happy to meet with members of the press to answer
all questions on the main floor of the Minneapolis Government Center
immediately after the one-hour hearing.

Court Hearing

8:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Hennepin County District Court

Minneapolis Government Center

For more information, contact Erick G. Kaardal at 612-341-1074.

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