Monday, May 4, 2009


Louisiana State Sen. Robert Adley has introduced a bill which would bring back a top-two system for Louisiana's Congressional elections.

Sen. Adley's bill seems very similar to an earlier failed attempt to get around Love v. Foster.

I'm curious what Adley's reasons were for proposing this bill. The party primary system for Louisiana's Congressional elections have only seen limited usage so far. I wonder why Adley is ready so quickly to change things back.

Even disregarding the bill's possible conflict with federal law, I would prefer that some other electoral system be tried rather than going back to top-two.

As I've said before, instant runoff voting might work:

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