New York Daily News Carries Pro-IRV Op-Ed

The September 29 New York Daily News has this op-ed, advocating that New York city use Instant Runoff Voting instead of old-fashioned run-offs. The author of the op-ed is Lynn Serpe, a Green Party nominee for city council this year. Thanks to GreenPartyWatch for the link.


New York Daily News Carries Pro-IRV Op-Ed — 2 Comments

  1. New York City enacted the 40% threshold to win a party primary without a runoff, after Mario Procaccino won the 1969 Democratic mayoralty primary with 32.8%.

    Procaccino was a “law-and-order” candidate who coined the term “limousine liberal.” He once told a black audience, “My heart is as black as yours.”

    Mayor John Lindsay, a liberal Republican, was re-elected that November with 42% of the vote. He had lost the Republican primary to state Sen. John Marchi of Staten Island but was on the general election ballot as the nominee of the Liberal Party.

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