Attendees cast 39 legitimate ballots for the presidential nominee race and 24 ballots for most powerful conservative. Voters ranked their preferences for 10 listed candidates, and various write-ins of their choice.
The following graphs show each candidates' vote totals round by round. As the lowest vote getters are eliminated, their votes are redistributed to voters' auxilliary choices.
2008 Democratic presidential nominee race
Most powerful conservative race
The following files show the distribution of voters' second choice preferences.
2008 Democratic presidential nominee
Most powerful conservative
IRV is a well-established voting system that makes sense for a range of elections. It is already used in Australia and Ireland to elect their legislators. IRV elects the mayor of London, and San Francisco is getting ready to use IRV in their citywide races in November. IRV is a sensible alternative to the current plurality voting system; it eliminates the spoiler problem, ensures that the winner of the election has a majority of the votes and inspires candidates to campaign to be the second choice of other candidates, resulting in less negative campaigns that demonstrate that politics can be a civil sport.