Ranked Choice Voting (RCV)

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Introduction There is an organized effort in Minnesota — and currently and particularly in Rochester — to spread the use of ranked choice voting. RCV, a form of Instant Runoff voting, is a system in which each voter can vote for more than one candidate per office, ranked by their personal preference. See the nearby sample ballot. The voter marks a ‘1’ or fills a #1 bubble related to the most preferred candidate, a ‘2’ beside the second-most preferred, and so forth. The number of allowed choices can vary. Minneapolis allows up to three choices, St. Paul allows up to six. Tallying rules can vary but generally, RCV ballots are first counted with first-preference votes. If a candidate receives a majority of the votes, s/he wins. If there …

Hillary Clinton & Barack Obama Emails: Key to Lack of Clinton Indictment

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An excellent piece about Emailgate.   From an early draft of FBI Director Comey’s see-nothing Clinton matter: “She also used her personal email extensively while outside the United States, including from the territory of sophisticated adversaries. That use included an email exchange with the President [emphasis ours] while Secretary Clinton was on the territory of such an adversary.” You know, that president who didn’t know about her private email account until he heard about it in the news. Comey’s televised remarks were washed of any mention of senders or recipients of the emails. This, from “the most transparent administration in history“! [We know the exclamation point belongs inside the quote but we refuse to adhere to an erroneous grammar rule.] Source: Hillary Clinton & Barack Obama Emails: Key …