Friday, March 5, 2010

Burlington voters to mayor:the election is over! Instant runoff voting repealed

Mayor Bob Kiss hasn't accepted reality yet. Instant runoff voting was repealed by Burlington voters on March 2, 2010. 52% of the voters voted to Repeal IRV. Many of the pro IRV group have accepted the results. That makes sense given that the pro-IRV campaign called itself 50% matters. But mayor Bob Kiss who owes his current term to instant runoff voting is bent on denying reality. He knows that without IRV, he wouldn't have been elected the 2nd time.

Friday, March 5, 2010 Someone tell the mayor and [un]FairVote minions, it's over. ...Someone tell the mayor, the election is over! IRV has become a distraction in the city, and it is divisive in a way that serves only the embattled mayor, not the beleaguered city. It is being used to divert away from substantive issues, has set Dems against Dems, embarrasses Progs -- and now the mayor divides "Naysayers"in north end from downtown "Burlingtonians" by refusing to accept the citywide vote to repeal IRV.

Maybe Mayor Kiss hopes to distract the voters from the serious issues like the Burlington Telecom Scandal:

My Turn: If Bob Kiss is for IRV, I'm against it
By Alden Brown • Sunday, February 28, 2010
...While the Burlington Telecom web of deceit unraveled before the city's eyes, the mayor (in a fashion reminiscent of Rome's emperor Nero) was fiddling at a feel-good "conference" just a snowball's throw from
the Winter Olympics

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