Instant Runoff Voting done by hand may take a while, but I like it, for all the reasons Arlington County Democratic Committee Chair Kip Malinosky has laid out. For starters, it means that our nominee has to get a majority, which in my mind is one of the main tenets of a Democracy. Anyway, congratulations to Rip Sullivan, who ran a superb campaign, and to the other excellent candidates (in order of finish) – Paul Holland, Andrew Schneider, David Boling, Atima Omara, Yasmine Taeb, and Jacqueline Wilson. Now, let’s rest up and then shift our focus into winning the special election in mid August!
P.S. For the record, here are the final round results: Richard C. “Rip” Sullivan, Jr.: 1,111; Paul A. Holland: 523; Andrew F. Schneider: 444.