Dean: 'IRV Brings More People In'

Howard DeanOn June 3rd at the 2005 “Take Back America” Conference held in Washington D.C., Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean encouraged the adoption of instant runoff voting (IRV) as a way to assure majority winners and increase voter turnout.  Said Dean, “I think we ought to have instant runoff voting.  I think that brings people in to the polls.  If there's a third party, fine.  They get a choice.  We get majorities that win, and it brings more people in.”

FairVote Board chair John B. Anderson, a presidential candidate in 1980, applauded Dean’s statement. “The American people want choices at the polls. We need leaders from across the spectrum to work together to ensure voters have those choices and ensure winners have majority support.”

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