Thanks for the gaffes and laughs By: Ken Garcia 12/26/10 San Francisco Examiner....
This confusing mess of electoral engineering resulted in the top first-place vote-getters being denied victory in at least three local races, including two supervisor districts in San Francisco and the mayor’s campaign in Oakland. Surprisingly, this system of lucky losers is gaining traction in cities, when what it should be receiving is the Jimmy Hoffa treatment.
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Yes, other cities have adopted instant runoff voting and will have to learn the hard way. Several have recently tried and ditched IRV:
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