Landslide win for instant runoff voting in Memphis, Tennessee

by Rob Richie // Published November 5, 2008
Results are slow to be coming in from Cincinnati after computer problems in the county elections department, but we're thrilled with news reports that instant runoff voting won some 70% of the vote in Memphis, Tennessee -- see examples of the excellent local campaign at

Memphis is a large city -- some 400,000 were expected to count ballots today. This is a big win for instant runoff voting.