Posts Tagged ‘Democracy’

Duluth Better Ballot Campaign and Charting a Course for a Charter Change

06.17.14 Post by Ian Kantonen

Ranked Choice Voting, the system now used in Minneapolis and St. Paul for municipal elections, eliminates the low-turnout, high-cost primary, allows voters to choose between full slate of candidates, and allows those voters to designate preferences through ranking their choices 1, 2, 3 (or 1-6 in the case of St. Paul).  Citizens of Duluth, with […]

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Lunch, RCV, and the Zenith City

06.06.14 Post by Ian Kantonen


Are you hungry? Imagine yourself sitting at a restaurant, craving some lasagna. But, if they don’t have any, spaghetti and meatballs would be just fine. What you really hate is fish. This conversation follows: “Lasagna, please.” “I’m afraid we don’t have any. You’ll have to have our salmon.” “Do you have spaghetti instead?” “You can’t […]

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