4. IRV promotes majority rule in single-seat elections

This is the main attribute of IRV that prompts many to recommend its adoption for all statewide elections. With our existing plurality rules, depending on the mix of candidates, a candidate that is actually the least favorite of a majority of voters can defeat a candidate that is preferred by a majority of voters. A voting system that allows this perverse outcome is fundamentally flawed and should be changed. In a single-seat election, such as Governor, IRV assures that a candidate actually preferred by a majority can win.