Weak defense of IRV – Instant Runoff Voting in NC Court of Appeals oddities


Some say instant runoff voting did what it was supposed to do in the NC Court of Appeals Contest. For sure the IRV algorithm that sorts, allocates and eliminates votes is capricious in nature. IRV election is like a crap shoot. The top 2 candidates had 20% and 15% of first round votes. Thigpen led McCullough by 100,000 votes. After sorting, allocating, eliminating and reshuffling the IRV votes, McCullough and Thigpen had a near tie. (Read more)

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One thought on “Weak defense of IRV – Instant Runoff Voting in NC Court of Appeals oddities

  1. I wonder if the recount might have been quicker if the rankings of the 3 candidates chosen by a voter were disregarded in an initial round that identified three finalists?

    dlw

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