First Ever Statewide IRV Contest in the US Tally Completed

North Carolina has finished tallying the final vote for the nation’s first ever election using Instant Runoff Voting or IRV for a statewide contest, in this case the North Carolina Court of Appeals vacancy. According to North Carolina State Board of Election Director Gary Bartlett the election using instant runoff voting encountered no major problems. Judge Doug McCullough won the seat on Monday, December 20, 2010 when his opponent, Judge Cressie Thigpen, conceded the race after the unoffical third-round results favored McCullough.
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