Many newspaper subscribers like to cut things out of the paper and mail them to each other so perhaps it’s not surprising that we got far more responses than I expected in our mock ranked-choice voting ballot of the Democratic primary.
A total of 384 ballots were counted. It took 14 rounds to get a majority winner – we had to reduce the original 16 candidates (I made up the ballot before some dropouts and some additions) to just 3!
All the details will be in my column in next Tuesday’s Monitor.
We can also see from this, that one of the keys to ranked voting is an orderly filing system for the ballots. 🙂