[EM] Burlington Vermont repeals IRV 52% to 48%

robert bristow-johnson rbj at audioimagination.com
Tue Mar 2 17:13:13 PST 2010

Well, that's sad.  Even with a sorta narrow victory the anti-IRVers  
will swagger down Church Street like they own the place. We will now  
all accept that God instituted the "traditional ballot" for use  
forever and that a 40% Plurality is a "winner".

It would have been optimum if IRV survived this vote by a narrow margin.

It's sad that when FairVote introduced and promoted the ranked ballot  
that, from square 1, they always coupled it to the IRV tabulation of  
votes.  When enough disasters (at least anomalies) happen like in  
Burlington or Aspen, some backlash, both ignorant and enlightened, is  
bound to happen.


r b-j                  rbj at audioimagination.com

"Imagination is more important than knowledge."

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