Betsy Hodges

Fun with Graphs: 2013 Minneapolis election

November 21, 2013

Graphs concerning the results of the elections We begin with some graphs concerning the actual results of the actual elections. First up, a graph of the top Mayoral vote getters number of 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice votes. And a line graph of just the top three by round. Both of these graphs show, to […]

Minneapolis Mayoral Race Venn Diagram

Ranked Choice Voting Question Time: 35 Candidates and Vote Ranking

October 22, 2013

This post is part of an ongoing series of posts in which I attempt, however feebly, to answer questions about this newfangled (not really) thing called Ranked Choice Voting (RCV), or Instant-Runoff Voting, or as one candidate for Minneapolis Mayor pleads in his party affiliation “Count All Rankings.” The first post of the series concerned […]

2013 Minneapolis Sample Ballot

Responses to selected feedback on my last Ranked Choice Voting post

October 16, 2013

I got a few responses to my previous post on Ranked Choice Voting that deserve to be addressed, so that’s what I’ll do. Starting with: The author here has a few misunderstandings of the process. The Minneapolis rules provide for batch elimination for all the candidates that cannot mathematically win. This will weed out the […]

2013 Minneapolis Sample Ballot

Ranked Choice Voting Question Time: Majority Winner

October 14, 2013

Last week, in a post titled Ask Me Anything: Ranked Choice Voting, I invited readers to ask me questions about Ranked Choice Voting, the system of voting being used in Minneapolis and St. Paul this year. And if you haven’t guessed it yet, this post is where I start answering those questions. This is not […]

Don Samuels

StarTribune polls the Minneapolis Mayoral race, finds no one breaking 20%

September 16, 2013

The StarTribune released a poll of the Minneapolis Mayoral race that shows the following: Pulse Opinion Research (9/15, no trend lines): 1st Choice – Minneapolis Mayor Dan Cohen (I) 16 Don Samuels (DFL) 16 Stephanie Woodruff (DFL) 5 Cam Winton (I) 9 Jackie Cherryhomes (DFL) 7 Bob Fine (DFL) 1 Betsy Hodges (DFL) 14 Mark Andrew […]

Caucus people

Are Caucuses Stupid?

April 24, 2013

TC Daily Planet’s Sheila Regan thinks so: I have to admit that until this past week, I hadn’t been to a caucus since 1996. I don’t remember much about that caucus, except that it was long and boring, it took place at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church, and I remember listening to speeches of people […]

The Weekly Wrap 2-15

February 15, 2013

It was a light week for the wrap

bonus election six way

Bonus Election Live Blog

February 12, 2013

It’s not like there’s a big speech tonight or anything…

LeftMN Radio Hour

LeftMN Radio Hour 1-20

January 20, 2013

This week we talk to Aaron Brown about Rick Nolan and ISAIAH’s Kate Hess Pace and Grant Stevenson about foreclosures

LeftMN Radio Hour

LeftMN Radio Hour 1-13

January 13, 2013

This week our guest is Executive Director of Alliance for a Better Minnesota Carrie Lucking