A better ballot will lead to a better future

  • Article by: JOHN HARRINGTON and BAO VANG
  • Updated: October 23, 2011 - 4:14 PM

As ranked-choice voting expands, so will participation by all groups.

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DanW52Oct. 23, 11 4:53 PM

If rank choice voting had been in place for the 2000 presidential vote, the Iraq war would have never happened.

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clintonliesOct. 23, 11 5:14 PM

RCV is a scam. The left knows it is a way to rig election results.

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SupervonOct. 23, 11 6:20 PM

Voter ID. Voter ID. Voter ID. That is number one on the list. We are the state with the highest level of votor fraud and the only other state with the idiot motor-voter law. It's time to stop the ability to cheat.

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staredOct. 23, 11 6:39 PM

Speaks for itself! no RVC!

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bettyanneOct. 23, 11 6:39 PM

Supervon There is almost NO voter fraud in MN. The few cases that have happened were felons who were not eligible to vote who voted. And guess what Voter ID will not stop that.

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commiefalconOct. 23, 11 7:11 PM

"if no candidate receives a majority of first choices, the candidates with the fewest votes are eliminated and their votes are redistributed to remaining candidates until one receives a majority of continuing votes." -- That makes no sense. If a candidate receives 1 vote more than the 2nd place candidate he/she HAS received a majority of first choice votes. Do they mean by "majority of first choice votes" they mean 50.1% of the popular vote? If that's the case then I'm guessing Dayton would have lost since Horner voters probably would have picked Emmer as their 2nd choice.

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luv2lisnOct. 23, 11 8:08 PM

"RCV is a scam. The left knows it is a way to rig election results."....Explain how this is a scam, is it because you are too dumb to understand it? Do you like minority rule? do you like having the least popular choice elected? Just how do you "rig" ranked choice?

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luv2lisnOct. 23, 11 8:12 PM

"Voter ID. That is number one on the list. We are the state with the highest level of votor fraud and the only other state with..."....You can't really be that stupid, if we have the highest level of voter fraud, and we have NO VOTER FRAUD, what on earth is the problem? I dare you to present to this list a verified example of voter fraud in MN that voter ID would affect.

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luv2lisnOct. 23, 11 8:13 PM

"Speaks for itself! no RVC!"....Umm, what does it speak to you? WHY do you object?

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luv2lisnOct. 23, 11 8:16 PM

"If that's the case then I'm guessing Dayton would have lost since Horner voters probably would have picked Emmer as their 2nd choice.".....Possibly, but the polls indicated otherwise: both Dayton and Horner favored budget solutions that included tax increases.

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