Dec 08 2011

California Assemblyman Tom Ammiano Defends San Francisco’s Current Voting System

Source: Ballot Access News

Tom Ammiano, one of San Francisco’s two members of the California Assembly, has this op-ed in the San Francisco Bay Guardian about the current public relations campaign to eliminate Instant Runoff Voting. Ammiano is a former San Francisco Supervisor who placed second in the 1999 Mayoral first round, even though he was not on the ballot. He was a write-in candidate because he entered the race after filing to be on the ballot had closed. Because he placed second in the first round, his name was on the ballot in the December 1999 run-off. Thus he is very familiar with the old system San Francisco used before it switched to Instant Runoff Voting. Thanks to Steve Hill for the link.

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