[EM] Burlington 2009 mayor race (instant runoff) -- exhibited a ton of pathologies

Warren Smith warren.wds at gmail.com
Sun Mar 15 17:10:38 PDT 2009

Web page about Burlington's 2009 mayor race:


and this race is an excellent example of all the numerous things that
can go wrong if instant runoff voting (IRV) is used.
(As usual, the IRV advocates branded it a "great success.")
It also is a good example illustrating what's wrong with plain-plurality voting.

Warren D. Smith
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