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Poll for Florida Special U.S. House Election, 13th District, Shows No Majority for Any Candidate

On January 15, St. Pete Polls published these results for the upcoming Florida special U.S. House election: Republican David Jolly 46.9%; Democrat Alex Sink 42.8%; Libertarian Lucas Overby 4.4%; undecided 5.9%. The election, for the 13th district centered on St. Petersburg, is March 11. Thanks to PoliticalWire for the link.

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  1. Plurality elections rarely give you a 50% plus one majority and most of the time the true majority of the voters will lose.

    A two-member district under RCV will guarantee 66.66% plus two votes at a minimum will elect the top two winners.

    To build a story on the fact that a guaranteed majority does not support the most popular name is quite boring since that’s the nature of all plurality elections in single-winner elections.

    If you want a good story why don’t you report on unifying efforts to guarantee a larger majority of 66.66% plus two votes, 99% plus 100 votes in 100-member districts or some of the teamwork generated in multi-winner districts?

    Like they say, bad publicity is good publicity.

    The reporting on this site is simply good bad publicity for more news about bad elections. (Except the comment section of course, which is the best part) ;)

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