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

PR:Oct 28 10AM will NCSBE invite lawsuits? IRV tallying methods

For immediate release Joyce McCloy, North Carolina Coalition for Verified Voting 336-794-1240 On October 28, 2010, at 10:00 AM the North Carolina State Board of Elections will meet – again, to reconsider tallying methods for the statewide IRV contest for NC Court of Appeals. Some board members want to allow the use of an illegal,…Read more PR:Oct 28 10AM will NCSBE invite lawsuits? IRV tallying methods

Daily News endorsements: Do away with IRV–Source: Aspen Daily News

On this fall’s ballot, Aspenites are being asked whether they want to go back to a previous system of voting in municipal elections, or keep Instant Runoff Voting (IRV). We’ve studied this issue more than most, well before it was implemented for the 2009 municipal election of the mayor and two council members. It has…Read more Daily News endorsements: Do away with IRV–Source: Aspen Daily News

IRV – Instant Run-off Voting Used For Judges Election Is A Catastrophe And John Hood Said It On NC Spin

Yep that’s right even John Hood got it right!! Go to NC Spin and click on Webcast. Click on October 17, 2010 and watch it for yourself. See related: Judge Cressie Thigpen IRV – Instant Runoff Voting – This is how you will have to vote for candidates in the Court of Appeals Election.  

(IRV) New boxes on the ballot – instant runoffs – Source: Salisbury Post

Voters across the state will see something new on the ballot this fall, and they should applaud it as a pragmatic money-saving improvement in the elections process. A small but determined platoon of opponents will try to depict this positive change as a conspiracy by a villainous fill-in-the-blank force — the Democrats, the Republicans, the…Read more (IRV) New boxes on the ballot – instant runoffs – Source: Salisbury Post

IRV – Instant Runoff Voting and the NC Court of Appeals (Judges) Election 2010

Judge Cressie Thigpen was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Judge James (Jim) Wynn. There are 13 candidates who will be running to replace Wynn during the November election however the race will not be the norm but will be decided by IRV – Instant Runoff Voting. I posted the following link recently.The upcoming…Read more IRV – Instant Runoff Voting and the NC Court of Appeals (Judges) Election 2010

The upcoming election for the Court of Appeals seat being vacated by Judge Wynn will be decided by IRV

The upcoming election for the Court of Appeals seat being vacated by Judge Wynn will be decided by IRV. This will be the first ever statewide IRV election in the history of NC according to Don Wright, General Counsel for the State Board of Elections.  The IRV statute says that if no candidate wins 50%…Read more The upcoming election for the Court of Appeals seat being vacated by Judge Wynn will be decided by IRV

NCSBoE sets up Cnty BoEs to take the fall on IRV

R/ e today’s State Board of Elections Meeting in Asheville, and IRV decision. I hear that the NC SBoE is going to let counties decide how to administer instant runoff voting aka IRV. Some counties may use touchscreens and uncertified software or spreadsheets to tally the vote. That way, if the count blows up, if…Read more NCSBoE sets up Cnty BoEs to take the fall on IRV

I knew it was coming – calls for IRV in statewide NC races!

Note: Sorry for the formatting below but this is how it came out. C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher Hello: My name is Chris Telesca and I am the coordinator for Wake County Verified Voting, a election integrity advocacy group based in Wake County, NC. I am very interested in making sure that reporters like…Read more I knew it was coming – calls for IRV in statewide NC races!

North Carolina – IRV groups push method that makes ballot box stuffing easier

IRV groups push method that makes ballot box stuffing easier North Carolina. We have a disturbing development thanks to the Instant runoff voting pilots. Three NC groups promoting IRV/Instant Runoff Voting have come out endorsing counting votes away from where they are cast. This is also called central counting. North Carolina law requires that votes…Read more North Carolina – IRV groups push method that makes ballot box stuffing easier

NC – What FairVote NC didn’t say about Instant Runoff Voting

FairVote NC is pushing people to lobby the Cary NC city council to be in the IRV pilot again. Cary meets on Thurs Mar 12 at 6:30 to discuss.  Here is what Fair Vote NC does not tell you: IRV can not be done within the existing election integrity and transparency laws of North Carolina. It…Read more NC – What FairVote NC didn’t say about Instant Runoff Voting

Actual Enlistment Oath For People Going Into The Armed Forces, Nowhere, Absolutely Nowhere Does It Say We Must

S Denice Newton shared this on facebook So, this is the actual enlistment oath for people going into the Armed Forces. Nowhere, absolutely NOWHERE does it say we must pledge allegiance to the flag or the anthem. Although they are national symbols of American pride, they don’t determine a person’s level of patriotism. I took this…Read more Actual Enlistment Oath For People Going Into The Armed Forces, Nowhere, Absolutely Nowhere Does It Say We Must

Letter to the Editor: Imagine what America would be if South had won – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Watch Dog response: Ab so lute ly! Everything is about race whether folk like it or not. Black Lives Matter and I say that knowing that my great grandaddy was a white man. I recognize and understand the desire of today when it comes to white supremacy and anything that attempt to discredit black folk…Read more Letter to the Editor: Imagine what America would be if South had won – Rocky Mount Telegram

City Council Makes Headway to Remove City’s Confederate Statues Regardless of Historical Commission’s October Decision – Memphis Flyer

The Watch Dog response: Love it statues need to come down! Why do they continue to attempt to twist the whole truth trying to deny slavery is not the main reason for the statues. Everywhere I google that is what I get. Obviously when they google information about the confederacy it goes to different links than…Read more City Council Makes Headway to Remove City’s Confederate Statues Regardless of Historical Commission’s October Decision – Memphis Flyer

I’m a black daughter of the Confederacy, and this is how we should deal with all those General Lees – Los Angeles Times

The Watch Dog response: Good God Oh Mighty! But these trues! #thetruthwillsetyoufree! not #theirversionofhistory! As monuments to the Confederacy are swept away from public spaces, white supremacists, neo-Nazis and the president of the United States have been fretting over the so-called attack on history, presumably their history. Their white history. Attack, assault, erasure, destruction — well,…Read more I’m a black daughter of the Confederacy, and this is how we should deal with all those General Lees – Los Angeles Times