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Working Families Party Elects Three Nominees to Hartford City Council

Published on November 9, 2011, by in General.

On November 8, Hartford, Connecticut, held an election for city council. Nine at-large seats were up, and the race is partisan. The law says no party may run more than six nominees. The six Democratic nominees won, and three of the Working Families Party nominees also won. The WFP had run four nominees. Republicans ran three nominees, and there were three independent candidates, but neither the Republicans nor the independents won any seats. See this story. The chart in the article, showing winners, erroneously fails to show a checkmark next to the name of Democratic nominee David McDonald (the newspaper chart intended to show a checkmark next to the name of each winnner).

In 2007 in Hartford, the Working Families Party had elected two council members and the Republicans had elected one. The Working Families council members who were re-elected are Luis Cotto and Larry Deutsch; the new WFP member is Cynthia Jennings. Thanks to Dominik Kot for the link.

4 Responses

  1. Demo Rep

    The classic *limited vote* scheme.

    P.R. and App.V. — regardless of ALL moron election systems.

  2. […] Working Families Party Elects Three Nominees to Hartford City CouncilBallot AccessOn November 8, Hartford, Connecticut, held an election for city council. Nine at-large seats were up, and the race is partisan. The law says no party may run more than six nominees. The six Democratic nominees won, and three of the Working Families … […]

  3. Derek

    This system reminds me of the version used for Argentina’s Senate elections. Each province has 3 seats and elects all their Senators at the same time.

    Each party may nominate no more than 2 candidates and the allocation is: 2 seats for the winning list, 1 for the second list. And each voter has only one vote (political analysts say that Argentina’s limited vote is a closed-list version)

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