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

Confederate Divide – Man offers to help pay to remove Confederate monument – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Watch Dog response: They don’t want to hear these trues. It is all about #theirversionofhistory A former Twin Counties resident has offered to help pay for the removal of a controversial Confederate monument at Battle Park. Gene Pittman lived in Rocky Mount as an infant and grew up in Whitakers. He now lives in…Read more Confederate Divide – Man offers to help pay to remove Confederate monument – Rocky Mount Telegram

Confederate Divide – Mayor appeals for calm in monument debate – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Watch Dog response: It is times like these I would love to see the Rocky Mount Human Relations Commission hold meetings to discuss issues like these coming from locals Senator Angela Bryant and Governor Roy Cooper. But the supporters of the monument they don’t want to hear these trues. It is all about #theirversionofhistory What…Read more Confederate Divide – Mayor appeals for calm in monument debate – Rocky Mount Telegram

Confederate Divide – NC NAACP President: It’s more important to attack policies that promote white supremacy – WRAL

The Watch Dog response: They don’t want to hear these trues. It is all about #theirversionofhistory NC NAACP President: It’s more important to attack policies that promote white supremacy DURHAM, N.C. — The president of the North Carolina NAACP called a news conference Saturday in light of recent events, saying it’s not enough for activists…Read more Confederate Divide – NC NAACP President: It’s more important to attack policies that promote white supremacy – WRAL

Confederate Divide – How America forgot the true history of the Civil War – The Week

The Watch Dog response: They don’t want to hear these trues. It is all about #theirversionofhistory After the clashes and white supremacist terror attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, the latest dimension of our unfolding national meltdown is over monuments to the Confederacy. In retaliation for the violence in Charlottesville, demonstrators pulled down a Confederate statue in Durham,…Read more Confederate Divide – How America forgot the true history of the Civil War – The Week