N.Carolina’s Statewide Instant Runoff Voting Contest – the facts, the regrets

48 days after the election, instant runoff voting produced a "winner" for the NC Court of Appeals, for the  "Wynn"seat. Thanks to IRV, an experimental tallying method was used, the election was almost a tie, a recount was called for, and we had a plurality result, not a majority win. After counting the IRV votes, …Read more N.Carolina’s Statewide Instant Runoff Voting Contest – the facts, the regrets

After 48 days the instant runoff voting contest for NC Court of Appeals is over–Source: NC Voter

Just in time for Christmas. 48 days after the election, instant runoff voting produces a "winner" for the NC Court of Appeals contest for Wynn’s seat. Initially, Cressie Thigpen was leading by 100,000 votes but he only had 20% of the votes cast amongst the 13 candidates. (Read more) See related: Instant Run Off Voting

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

N. Carolina’s instant runoff voting chickens come home to roost. Recount sought

The instant runoff voting contest for NC Court of Appeals is headed to a recount. Here we are, 38 days after the election, we get the results to the "instant runoff" and learn that we’re going in for another round, due to lack of confidence in the tallying procedures. No surprise, since Larry Leake, the…Read more N. Carolina’s instant runoff voting chickens come home to roost. Recount sought

Oakland CA voters confused by instant runoff voting on Nov 2 – video

OAKLAND — As Oaklanders cast their ballots today, one of the hottest subjects is not the issues and the candidates, but the method of voting, a new ranked-choice system used in the mayoral race. … Diana Toutjian, 57, a native Oaklander who attended Piedmont Avenue as a kindergartner, was baffled by the system. She didn’t…Read more Oakland CA voters confused by instant runoff voting on Nov 2 – video

2 Simple Rules for Voters in Instant Runoff Voting for NC Court of Appeals

TWO SIMPLE RULES FOR IRV VOTING: 1. Voters must not rank the same candidate twice, and 2. Strategy includes endorsements and ranking potential winners only. Read further to learn how to avoid having your vote be a total shot in the dark. (Read more) See related: IRV – Instant Runoff Voting

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

North Carolina’s Next Election Fiasco- Statewide Instant Runoff Voting for Judge Wynn’s seat

NC’s next election fiasco – filling NC Appeals Judge Wynn’s seat. The bad news – IRV will be used statewide for this contest and our voting machines can’t tally it. Other contests will use regular election methods. That makes it extra confusing. The Good news, the candidates/potential plaintiffs will be attorneys. (Source: NC Coalition For…Read more North Carolina’s Next Election Fiasco- Statewide Instant Runoff Voting for Judge Wynn’s seat

North Carolina runoff elections? Instant Runoff Voting is no answer

SUNDAY, JUNE 20, 2010 North Carolina runoff elections? Instant Runoff Voting is no answer North Carolina has a statewide runoff election on June 22, 2010. Some groups are suggesting that North Carolina should resort to "instant runoffs" in order to avoid costly low turnout elections. Don’t be fooled, implementing IRV in North Carolina is not…Read more North Carolina runoff elections? Instant Runoff Voting is no answer

Durham NC – Stella Adams & Dr. Lavonia Allison Oppose Instant Runoff Voting At Council Meeting

This is some good stuff. I know both of these strong women for justice and they will speak truth to power.  I say thank you to both of these women for keeping hope alive. C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher Tuesday, April 7, 2009 Durham Community leaders oppose Instant Runoff Voting at City Council Meeting…Read more Durham NC – Stella Adams & Dr. Lavonia Allison Oppose Instant Runoff Voting At Council Meeting

Hendersonville NC – Do National Instant Runoff Voting lobbyists think we are ignorant hillbillies who “just fell off the turnip truck”?

I’m talking about Hendersonville NC considering the Instant Runoff Voting Pilot. It makes no sense to use instant runoff voting for multi seat “pick two” contests, especially since IRV is intended for single winner contests. This fake IRV would have voters “pick two” in their first round and then rank 3 more candidates. Having a…Read more Hendersonville NC – Do National Instant Runoff Voting lobbyists think we are ignorant hillbillies who “just fell off the turnip truck”?

Durham NC – (Press Release) The NC Coalition for Verified Voting urges the Durham City Council to resist lobbying efforts for Instant Runoff Voting Experiment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE North Carolina, March 25, 2009 / NCVVNewswire/NC Coalition for Verified Voting The NC Coalition for Verified Voting urges the Durham City Council to resist lobbying efforts for Instant Runoff Voting  Experiment. North Carolina’s Instant Runoff Voting Pilot is still as flawed as the one run in 2007 and still violates key election…Read more Durham NC – (Press Release) The NC Coalition for Verified Voting urges the Durham City Council to resist lobbying efforts for Instant Runoff Voting Experiment

For Polk County Democrat website, Ignorance is bliss – about instant runoff voting–Source: Protect North Carolina Elections – Stop Instant Runoff Voting

Ignorance is bliss if you read what website owner of Polkdemocrats writes. They don’t know or care how the statewide IRV contest will be tallied, in fact they don’t even know that we have top 2 IRV and NOT San Francisco style IRV. Polk Dem’s webmaster says no one cares about this contest so its…Read more For Polk County Democrat website, Ignorance is bliss – about instant runoff voting–Source: Protect North Carolina Elections – Stop Instant Runoff Voting

Protect North Carolina Elections – Stop Instant Runoff Voting

The article State : How the Instant Runoff for State Court of Appeals Will Work gives a misleading impression on the ease of continuing or expanding instant runoff voting. In fairness, the story IS based on an interview by Sara Burrows of the Carolina Journal with NC’s top election official. Sara is only going by…Read more Protect North Carolina Elections – Stop Instant Runoff Voting

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