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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Malia Cohen votes with majority to kill ranked-choice voting ballot measure

Not surprising, especially considering that Supervisor Cohen wouldn't have her job if not for ranked-choice voting...

From the SFGate City Insider,
The Board of Supervisors, on a 6-5 vote, killed a proposed ballot measure to eliminate San Francisco’s ranked-choice voting system Tuesday, but proponents of the idea said they may put the issue before voters.

“We haven’t ruled it out,” Supervisor Mark Farrell said of a possible initiative that would call for scrapping ranked-choice voting and return to runoff elections. He and Supervisor Sean Elsbernd could not convince a majority of their colleagues to place the proposed charter amendment on the June ballot.

Voting with them were Supervisors Scott Wiener, Carmen Chu and Jane Kim. Opposed were Supervisors Eric Mar, Christina Olague, John Avalos, David Campos, David Chiu and Malia Cohen.

Elsbernd and Farrell said that if they do go the initiative route, it would be for the November ballot, a high-turnout election with the presidential race at the top of the ticket. “It would win,” Farrell predicted.

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