By Ryan Griffin
Published January 1st 2007 in Whole Life Times
Unlike most other alternative voting systems, IRV has a proven track record of success in the US and around the world. In San Francisco and Burlington, Vt., campaigns have become more issue-oriented as candidates compete for second choice support from their opponents’ supporters. IRV allows minor party and independent candidates to run and share their views without being labeled as spoilers; however, winners still need the support of a majority of voters.
There are still many problems with our democracy. IRV is one important step to fixing it.
— Ryan Griffin, IRV America Director