St. Paul follows in footsteps of its ...

St. Paul follows in footsteps of its neighbor

There are 20 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Nov 4, 2009, titled St. Paul follows in footsteps of its neighbor. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

St. Paul voters Tuesday approved a new way of voting for mayor and city council.

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Irv

Shakopee, MN

#1 Nov 4, 2009
A publicly neutral Mayor - thats code for, "I am not a leader"

Ellen Brown - contractor for the city

Joe Jents, Michele Atlas. Either do your homework or stay home. An uneducated vote is worse than not voting at all.

Good luck to this Repke fellow. I was sickened by the lit that showed up on my windshield. If the IRV folks end up proving that the League of Women Voters did provide support for this campaing, then I will feel that his supposedly non-political group is forever tainted.

“I am always right.”

Since: Oct 09

Former MN Taxpayer

#3 Nov 4, 2009
The citizens of St. Paul have always been intelligent, and it showed with the passage of IRV.

Well done, my friends!

“Let's put a smile on that face”

Since: Jan 09

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Nov 4, 2009
IrishMN wrote:
The citizens of St. Paul have always been intelligent, and it showed with the passage of IRV.
Well done, my friends!
Yes, that's why they keep electing property tax raising democrats like Coleman year in and year out.
Stupid

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Nov 4, 2009
Only voted in because people don't understand what they're voting for. Do away with primaries? Have 20 people on a ballot? FUBAR!!!
good grief

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Nov 4, 2009
IrishMN wrote:
The citizens of St. Paul have always been intelligent, and it showed with the passage of IRV.
Well done, my friends!
Can't wait to see how long the lawsuits are dragged out under IRV if there is a dispute.
lol

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Nov 4, 2009
IrishMN wrote:
The citizens of St. Paul have always been intelligent, and it showed with the passage of IRV.
Well done, my friends!
Moonbat.
TtB

Hugo, MN

#8 Nov 4, 2009
What was wrong with the current system? What's wrong with whoever gets the most votes wins?
Zeked

Cottage Grove, MN

#9 Nov 4, 2009
Horrible deal this IRV. If it is such a good deal why did they put it on almost an insignificant election day? Wouldn't a mid-term or presidential election been a better indicator of public approval. Big items put to a vote on election days like this means to me that this special interest does not want the general population to participate in the process.
ponch

United States

#10 Nov 4, 2009
Question: Can you just vote for one candidate??
or do you have to rank everyone on the ballot??
Indeed

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Nov 4, 2009
TtB wrote:
What was wrong with the current system? What's wrong with whoever gets the most votes wins?
With the 'current' system, there's always a chance the will of the people might prevail. With IRV, a bunch of disorganized socialist will simply fling enough stuff at the wall so that what ever, or whichever sticks, will put one of them in office. On the other hand, most places that have tried the irv now wish they hadn't.
Greg

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Nov 4, 2009
ponch wrote:
Question: Can you just vote for one candidate??
or do you have to rank everyone on the ballot??
Yes, under IRV, you can continue to just vote for one candidate as you've always done. Ranking is not required.
Bob the Bilderberg

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Nov 4, 2009
Mpls already has it. This is what's on the Mpls newspaper story today:

"Starting late this morning and potentially continuing for more than a month, city election judges and staff members are counting every ballot cast Tuesday by hand."

This is an invitation to fraud. Think Coleman-Franken recount for every election here on out.
Bob the Bilderberg

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Nov 4, 2009
TtB wrote:
What was wrong with the current system? What's wrong with whoever gets the most votes wins?
Sometimes it's not a democrat. Can't have that.
Andy

San Francisco, CA

#15 Nov 4, 2009
TtB wrote:
What was wrong with the current system? What's wrong with whoever gets the most votes wins?
That's not very inclusive of you! Everyone should be voted in...right?

The people that were picked last for dodgeball, in junior high, are the same legislating this state and country into the ground.

Just like BO, they're all adult-children.
Jeepers

Minneapolis, MN

#16 Nov 4, 2009
This is a Guarantee the incumbent will always get elected. MPLS Had 10 Mayors running diluting Votes among the 9. Voting in America is becoming a Joke!
Acorn/Mark Ritche/and now IRV.

“I am always right.”

Since: Oct 09

Former MN Taxpayer

#17 Nov 4, 2009
Bob the Bilderberg wrote:
Mpls already has it. This is what's on the Mpls newspaper story today:
"Starting late this morning and potentially continuing for more than a month, city election judges and staff members are counting every ballot cast Tuesday by hand."
This is an invitation to fraud. Think Coleman-Franken recount for every election here on out.
This is simply following the will of the people. It gives those without a true voice in the election a chance for their votes to count just as much as yours does.

This is the future of all elections in Minnesota, and the USA.
lol

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Nov 4, 2009
IrishMN wrote:
<quoted text>
This is simply following the will of the people. It gives those without a true voice in the election a chance for their votes to count just as much as yours does.
This is the future of all elections in Minnesota, and the USA.
The problem is there is no primary. So there could be 3 or 4 folks from one party. Well...of course is your a lib moonbat, you will vote for your fellow moonbats for choice 1-2-3. Is this really that had for you to follow?

If this were a far "idea" there would only be 1 candidate from each party on the ballot. But then we wouldnt need this system. Its just another was for moonbats to stay in power, since they cant win in the arena of ideas 75% of the time.

Just look at obummer and his decade old policies that have already failed....but lets run them back out there and re invent the wheel.
Clueless

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Nov 4, 2009
IrishMN wrote:
The citizens of St. Paul have always been intelligent, and it showed with the passage of IRV.
Well done, my friends!
You have no friends; only Comrades.
(I'm sure you get my drift)
Clueless

Saint Paul, MN

#20 Nov 4, 2009
IrishMN wrote:
<quoted text>
This is simply following the will of the people. It gives those without a true voice in the election a chance for their votes to count just as much as yours does.
This is the future of all elections in Minnesota, and the USA.
And count, and count, and count..........
but then, that's how Comrades win elections.

You've given your parties talking points; you can go on
to the next article now.
Herry

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