Tuesday's election in San Francisco was the first competitive mayoral race where ranked-choice voting may determine the winner. And, it could be the last.
Voters like Helen Hobbs in the Richmond district say voting by ranked-choice is easy enough...but it doesn't seem fair.
"If no one gets 50 percent, then the next two highest should just have a runoff," said Hobbs. "That seems clearer to me than having a ballot with however many candidates there were."
That's how it used to be done. And how it could be again, if two San Francisco supervisors have their way.
Not missing the opportunity for symbolism (or at least some good publicity), Supervisors Mark Farrell and Sean Elsbernd, proposed scuttling the ranked-choice voting system used to decide races in the city since 2004.