February 22, 2010
YouTube features VT IRV Debate Debacles
National organization spokesperson for IRV purveys misinformation, figuring people in Burlington won't know the difference? Local news reporter is told repeatedly THAT IS NOT TRUE when she asks a well-researched question. Advocates use examples like buying skim milk, and choosing chocolate or jellybeans, and to explain IRV -- like people are stupid and they need to dumb-down the explanation. News reporter asks, what do you mean by a complete ballot -- easy one, wouldn't you think? The worst obfuscation creating confusion comes when advocates try to explain how a person who got 29% of first-place votes ended up mayor. The regrettable outcome of this shell game is low voter confidence, and financial disaster for the city.