Mayor Frey's 2017 Ranked-Choice elections tells some interesting stories that contradict what FairvoteMN wants you to believe.....
1) Frey was elected after 5 rounds of redistributed ballots with a majority only in the fifth round of active ballots left.
2) He was not elected with a full majority of all valid ballots. In fact, Frey was elected with an actual 44.7% of all valid votes cast in the election.
3) 21.8%, close to a quarter of all valid ballots were exhausted/discarded in the redistribution over 5 rounds of counting.
This means that Frey did not have broad community support of the most voters in the election.
This does not uphold majority rule.
FairvoteMN and Ranked Choice Voting Bloomington says that RCV will give
"voters more choice on election day" and "voters can choose their favorite candidates without worrying about wasting their votes."
Interesting that there are no Republican (a major party) Candidates available for choice and the special interest candidates are plentiful. At the ballot, can you identify the true character of these various candidates and what their parties mean?
This doesn't reduce the special interest in campaigns.
Some of these candidates who would have been weeded out in a primary still could be classified as "spoilers" or wasted votes.