SERIOUSLY FLAWED: Ranked Choice Voting Exposed DFL Duluth Style

6 responses to SERIOUSLY FLAWED: Ranked Choice Voting Exposed DFL Duluth Style

  1. County Crier February 18th, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Never ever go to RCV. A friend of mine in government in another city that did it says “it’s an utter disaster”.

  2. Tleilaxu Ghola February 19th, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    If either The Council President Linda Krug, or the prospect Kathy Heltzer had bothered to disclose their relationship before voting the first time around none of this would have happened. It’s actually their fault we are in this current mess if you think about it even a little bit.

    If this just, however unlikely, escaped her ethical radar, even an ethical radar of a Council President who is related to one of the cadidates, then she is definitely unfit to be in her current position as Council President.


    They both made a choice to hide the fact they are relatives and see if Linda could sneak one of her militant alpha-femanist bull lesbians on to the council as both a permanent voting ally and bodyguard.

    and it also just never occured to Heltzer herself

  3. Tleilaxu Ghola February 19th, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    (sorry about some of the mistakes, typos and formatting errors. I am not quite used to posting here, and of course a guy can’t go back and edit/fix things once they are posted.)

  4. Inspector Clouseau
    Inspector Clouseau February 19th, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Tleilaxu Ghola voters do not even have the opportunity to vote for the hard core communist Joel Sipress. Angie Miller would make a much better councilor than the extremist Joel Sipress.

    Regarding Linda Krug, it was reported that she checked with the city attorney, Gunnar Johnson.

    Thus “Tleilaxu Ghola” you are blowing hot air and are either Joel Sipress or Claire Kirch, who has a known 12 year history of using numerous blogging identities on area blogs.

  5. Don Raihala
    Don Raihala February 20th, 2014 at 1:23 am

    I don’t get it. What’s not to love about RCV in a crowded field of candidates? Your guy might not get in, but at least the guy you like the least gets your bottom vote.

    • Tleilaxu Ghola February 20th, 2014 at 3:00 am

      I don’t get why people here are not jumping all over Linda Krug for trying to put her lesbian relatives on the city council.

      She hid her relationship with Heltzer from the rest of the council on purpose. Hey , it’s her relativ, it’s not an extra vote when I need it or anything..

      If it were you, me or ANYONE with a shred of ethics, integrity, judgement, civic responsibility and public service the right ethical questions are obvious, the right thing to do is obvious.

      You disclose. You abstain. You facilitate the selection process as an abstaining, non-voting Council President, AND you solve a potential snarly problem of a tie in the vote occurring to begin with.

      Look what Linda’s poor judgement hath wrought upon us…

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