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FairVote executive director Rob Ritchie on Instant Runoff Voting (IRV) listen

09/09/11 Lisa Marzilli & Beth Bell
Last Call Friday
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The topic of today’s Last Call was Instant Runoff Voting (IRV), also known as Ranked Candidate Voting, which voting reform advocates believe could help remedy a scenario we’ve all experienced and that is casting a vote for the “lesser of two evils” rather than your candidate of choice.

IRV is used when there are more than two candidates in a race, and is designed to help ensure a true majority wins and eliminate the "spoiler" effect that som...

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