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Saturday, January 1, 2011

When 0.45% of Total Voters Can Translate to Victory - NY Times

Scott James of the New York Times/Bay Citizen writes,
If the new San Francisco Board of Supervisors sworn in Jan. 8 is anything like its predecessor, there will be a time when an unpopular decision will have citizens asking, “Who picked these people?”
The answer will be: hardly anyone. 

A record 8 of 11 supervisors on the new board have an interesting distinction: They were not the first choices of a majority of voters, but prevailed in the city’s ranked-choice voting system.
Read more at NY Times

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