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San Francisco Tries 'No Runoff' Voting Method

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San Francisco Tries 'No Runoff' Voting Method

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San Francisco Tries 'No Runoff' Voting Method

San Francisco Tries 'No Runoff' Voting Method

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When the citizens of San Francisco voted Tuesday, they ranked their top three choices for city offices. It was a first for a process aimed at avoiding runoff elections. The new "ranked-choice voting" method posed some logistical problems, but created clear winners. NPR's Richard Gonzales reports.