Nirvana Member Supports Ranked Choice Voting with Concert

October 02, 2015 10:49 PM

Krist Novoselic, who was one of the founders of Nirvana, emceed a concert in Duluth Friday to merge music and politics, as he supports ranked choice voting.


He argued the current voting system is broken and said folding Duluth's primary and general elections into one would be more effective.

"It's important because it gives the voters more choices. Voters choose who represents them; it's not in some committee," Novoselic said. "There's less negative campaigning and you have a shorter election season because you're consolidating elections in one election."

Duluth bands that performed included Bridget's Cadillac, the Legendary Hell Puppies, Minnesota Buick, Paper Parlor and Steven Gold. The audience used ranked choice voting by picking their top three picks in deciding which band won.

Ranked choice will be on a referendum question on the ballot next year, asking voters on whether the city should should make a switch to use the method. 


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