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Minneapolis's first year of ranked-choice voting leaves much room for improvement

2013-11-08 by Rachel Galton

Minneapolis introduced ranked-choice voting for their local elections this year, a system under which voters' second and third choices are also considered when selecting winners. However, the tedious nature of this system led to a three day process of counting the votes, and the spread was not wide enough among the mayoral candidates to eliminate any of the 34 losers. Both candidates and voters have decried the system's lack of immediate results, showing that ranked-choice voting has more complications than originally expected. Betsy Hodges was elected mayor after the three-day counting ordeal. Read more here: http://www.startribune.com/politics/statelocal/231055101.html

 
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