THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2009
San Francisco elections held by IRV (instant runoff) and ordinary top-2-runoff (T2R) Warren D. Smith Nov 2009...SUMMARY OF IRV ERA: 14 elections looked at. IRV process actually needed (psuedo-runoff) in 7. Every IRV winner also was a plain-plurality winner. Due to "ballot exhaustion," no IRV winner (on occasions when the IRV process was actually needed) ever got a majority (i.e. over 50%) of the eligible ballots, in any round, EXCEPT for Ting in the 2005 Assessor-Recorder race.
People are wising up as they learn the truth about IRV. That is why jurisidictions keep ditching IRV: