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  •  Right and the other thing is (1+ / 0-)
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    rlochow

    this diary only looks at one example of something that happened, when there are lots of districts.

    The system wasn't designed to make things better for any one party, and I'm not sure we can conclude yet that's it's a system that is hurting Democrats in CA.

    Il est dangereux d’avoir raison dans des choses où des hommes accrédités ont tort. - Voltaire
    Don't trust anyone over 84414 - BentLiberal

    by BentLiberal on Sun Jul 28, 2013 at 12:51:16 PM PDT

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    •  yes, each system will always have (0+ / 0-)

      some advantages and disadvantages. No system is perfect. For the rank-choice... Oakland got Jean Quan who almost everyone agrees has been ineffective. She won after 8 rounds of counting and never led until the last round. Even district elections gave the like of Dan White, etc.

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