Not surprising in a city where the last race for mayor included a candidate with a penchant for campaigning naked and a guy known as "Chicken John." Races for the city's Board of Supervisors and for mayor have been decided with ranked choice voting since 2004. IRV is the subject of a highly polarized debate that is playing out in small to mid-sized cities across the country - places already pre-disposed to parochial political power struggles.
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