One of the suspect claims FairVote uses to promote their IRV scheme is the idea that IRV eliminates the need for a primary, and thus it will make elections cheaper and easier to administer.
We have always contradicted this claim on the basis that primaries are a vital part of our election process and that IRV wouldn’t save a dime, which was verified by Ramsey County elections manager Joe Mansky.
But there is one more inconvenient fact that belies FairVotes claim: IRV is being proposed as a method to use in primaries!
Hendersonville will use Instant Runoff Voting if a primary is necessary.”
Our own state senator John Marty is proposing a bill to use IRV statewide for both the primaries and the general elections.
The contradictions keep on coming.