A Recent pro-irv ad in Burlington features 3 Washington suits -- John McCain, Howard and Bernie. Thanks to his press conference, we know Howard doesn't know the facts, but Bernie? Surely Bernie remembers how he got elected mayor of Burlington! But that's not the point, which is that support for IRV is not the same as support for a specific ballot question. It is a tactic that FairVote uses, and they have been fined for it. But by the time the court can act, the election is over. Note: VT has no election law that addresses this issue.[Violations] were made despite the clarity of the statutory prohibitions, and the Respondent remains completely unapologetic. The timing of these mailings made it difficult for opponents to respond before the election and created an unfair advantage. These false claims of support or endorsement likely influenced some voters, but the impact on the election cannot be quantified on this record.
SEND THE MONEY BACK TO [un]FairVote.