Herrera and ranked-choice voting

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Dennis Herrera remains hopeful. “I want to see how the next round of votes goes,” he said.

But there was one thing that he was clear about: he does not like ranked choice voting. “I love the runoff system,” he said. “I have differences with candidates that need to be aired and it’s really hard to do it in a ranked-choice system."

It is a point Herrera has made before. "I don't like ranked choice voting and I never have, but I defended it all the way to the 9th Circuit [Court of Appeals in his role at City Attorney], but I think it's bad policy,' he said. Yet tonight, it was particularly stinging because he felt he could have beat Ed Lee in a head-to-head matchup.

At this point, though, it doesn’t look as if Herrea would have made a runoff anyway -- John Avalos seems to be in a solid second place.

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Dennis must be kidding -- he finished in a distant third place, and somehow thinks he could have beaten Lee in a runoff -- as well as beaten Avalos to even get in a runoff with Lee? What has the city attorney been smokin'?

It's all RCV's fault -- and those stupid voters -- and the weather. Dennis, try looking yourself in the mirror and asking yourself what about you was overwhelmingly rejected by the electorate. Dennis, in case no one told you, let me clue you in: You had 11% -- ELEVEN PERCENT -- of first rankings.

Yet he clearly thinks that somehow he should have been SF's next mayor. Hey Dennis, maybe we can devise a method called "Dennis Herrera voting" that makes sure that you win, despite how little support you had.

Sounds like Dennis has joined the "Don Perata sore loser club." Except at least Perata lost in a close race and was ahead initially.You have to wonder about the guy's judgement when he says really idiotic things like this. Dennis, lay off the weed before the feds pinch SF's city attorney!

Posted by Guest on Nov. 10, 2011 @ 1:58 am

Dennis must be kidding -- he finished in a distant third place, and somehow thinks he could have beaten Lee in a runoff -- as well as beaten Avalos to even get in a runoff with Lee? What has the city attorney been smokin'?

It's all RCV's fault -- and those stupid voters -- and the weather. Dennis, try looking yourself in the mirror and asking yourself what about you was overwhelmingly rejected by the electorate. Dennis, in case no one told you, let me clue you in: You had 11% -- ELEVEN PERCENT -- of first rankings.

Yet he clearly thinks that somehow he should have been SF's next mayor. Hey Dennis, maybe we can devise a method called "Dennis Herrera voting" that makes sure that you win, despite how little support you had.

Sounds like Dennis has joined the "Don Perata sore loser club." Except at least Perata lost in a close race and was ahead initially.You have to wonder about the guy's judgement when he says really idiotic things like this. Dennis, lay off the weed before the feds pinch SF's city attorney!

Posted by Guest on Nov. 10, 2011 @ 2:06 am