On October 21, WMNF radio in Tampa, Florida, held a debate on the Florida top-two initiative measure. Speaking in support was Dr. Omar H. Ali of North Carolina, who is a prominent spokesperson for IndependentVoting. IndependentVoting, headquartered in New York city, promotes top-two measures around the nation.
Speaking in opposition was Dan Meek of Oregon. During the 47-minute debate, Ali said that a top-four system would be just as good. This comes at approximately the 32-minute mark. Listen to the debate using this link. WMNF is a member-sponsored non-commercial FM radio station, in existence since 1979. The debate itself lasted 24 minutes, and the remainder of the time involved both debaters responding to phoned-in questions.
Ali’s acceptance of top-four parallels the August 19, 2015 statement by former California State Senator Steve Peace, who said to a public meeting on that day that he now favors top-four over top-two. Peace wrote the California top-two law.
If you listen to the debate, clicking on the link first lets you hear approximately five minutes of music and non-related talk, but then the debate starts.