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Old 11-04-2013, 05:00 PM  
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No partisan primaries. Top two vote getters square off in the general election.

Our local mayoral race was run like this. Republicans, Democrats, Independents were all on the ballot together. The top two vote getters face off in the general election tomorrow.

Did some research and it looks like its an idea thats being tried in a lot of states. I can see alot of good coming out of this type of approach?

What say you?
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Old 11-06-2013, 10:50 PM   #16
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Never, but then I'm not the one advocating for less partisanship, dork.
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Old 11-07-2013, 05:33 AM   #17
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How are debates determined?
MPLS-some group picked the 6 most viable candidates.

Most likely to win

update last night
http://www.kare11.com/news/article/1...ocess-in-Mpls-
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Old 11-07-2013, 05:43 AM   #18
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Minneapolis mayor race is doing that today.

ranked choice voting

34 candidates.

here is a link from the startrib-to show how it works.

one problem I see is some whack job getting in. Almost Jesse Ventura style.
People voted for him, because no one thought anyone would vote for him.

second problem-is it a way to squeeze out a particular party? I don't know.

http://apps.startribune.com/news/201...choice-voting/
You mean like Obama?
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Old 11-07-2013, 06:14 AM   #19
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You mean like Obama?
HEY OBama stole the election fair and square nutjob/cosmo
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Old 11-07-2013, 09:53 AM   #20
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Old 11-07-2013, 10:40 AM   #21
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Vote for a lot of Democrats, do you?
I voted for Mel Carnahan - after he died. I helped his corpse get elected against John Ashcroft.
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Old 11-07-2013, 10:56 AM   #22
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Nice deflection from your earlier failure.
I don't know WTF you're talking about. You said voting party line was a hive mentality, then said that's what you do.
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Old 11-07-2013, 11:00 AM   #23
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Vote for a lot of Democrats, do you?
Curious; have you vote for Republicans much?

I voted for Janet Napolitano...twice as governor of Arizona. Decent governor turned shill for Obama.
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Old 11-07-2013, 11:08 AM   #24
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I'd be happy to vote for someone from any party if they were right on the issues and decent people. Having said that, I gave up voting for democrats a long time ago. The only exception is when I know them personally and then it's a close call.
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Old 11-07-2013, 11:39 AM   #25
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I don't know WTF you're talking about. You said voting party line was a hive mentality, then said that's what you do.
I said party line voters shouldn't be advocating for less partisanship. Its a rather simple statement even someone like you could follow. Not sure why this is so confusing for you.
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Old 11-07-2013, 11:46 AM   #26
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I'd be happy to vote for someone from any party if they were right on the issues and decent people. Having said that, I gave up voting for democrats a long time ago. The only exception is when I know them personally and then it's a close call.
Voting Democrat is a hard sell out here in Kalifornia. Too many horrible candidates. I have voted for Dems locally though when I believe that they are the best option.
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Old 11-07-2013, 11:52 AM   #27
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Voting Democrat is a hard sell out here in Kalifornia. Too many horrible candidates. I have voted for Dems locally though when I believe that they are the best option.
I voted for one locally in the last election. I know her and she's a good person. There are plenty of things I don't agree with her on, but she won't have anything to do with those in her new position and the Republican candidate seemed to have significant character issues.
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Old 11-07-2013, 11:55 AM   #28
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I'd be happy to vote for someone from any party if they were right on the issues and decent people. Having said that, I gave up voting for democrats a long time ago. The only exception is when I know them personally and then it's a close call.
I vote GOP about half the time, the other half ill sit it out or at times, vote Libertarian. But never Democrat. They despise white straight males.
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Old 11-08-2013, 01:14 AM   #29
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I voted for one locally in the last election. I know her and she's a good person. There are plenty of things I don't agree with her on, but she won't have anything to do with those in her new position and the Republican candidate seemed to have significant character issues.
All politics is local?

I voted for a two Republicans in Tuesday elections.
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Old 11-09-2013, 08:17 AM   #30
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It took three days to determine a winner in the MPLS mayoral election.

It does not matter here who one, but that is about the same time it took in 1889.
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