California Senate Defeats IRV Bill by One Vote
September 10th, 2009
On September 10, the California Senate voted 20 in favor, 19 against, on AB 1121. California bills can’t pass unless they receive 21 votes in the 40-member State Senate, so the bill failed. It allows 10 non-charter cities or counties to use Instant Runoff Voting for their own elections.
There are many other ways to have meaningful participation of third parties without the drawbacks and complications of instant runoff voting.