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Burlington rejects instant runoff voting
The Burlington Free Press - Burlington, Vt.
Subjects: Candidates; Municipal government; Voter behavior; Mayors
Author: Briggs, John
Date: Mar 4, 2010
Start Page: A.1
Section: NEWS
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Burlington voters narrowly repealed an instant runoff voting system for mayor Tuesday, confirming a pronounced geographic division within the city. More stories and photos from Chittenden County and across the state More Burlington results The result could have "a pretty significant impact nationwide," anti-IRV activist John Ewing said; or it was a local question that left many voters indifferent -- the perspective of City Council President Bill Keogh, D-Ward 5, who said voters were far more interested in Burlington Telecom than in IRV as he campaigned for re-election.

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