Memphis Councilman Edmund Ford Jr. , district 6, gave a presentation to a neighborhood association Saturday July 28th, 2018. In a portion of his presentation, he selectively took screenshots from the Dec 5, 2018 city council video in order to make it look like instant runoff voting (IRV) was imposed by white people on black voters. This is an absolute lie about the kinds of people who support IRV. In fact, 71% of Memphis voters already voted in support of IRV. And there’s a growing list of supporters across the racial and political spectrum.
A couple days ago, I voted in Memphis, Tennessee! Mostly for people I believe will do good work for this city and county. But begrudgingly voted for some folks that were the lesser of two evils. That’s one of the many reasons I support Save Instant Runoff Voting Memphis. I want to rank my choices in order of preference. I don’t want to hold my nose and vote at the polling booths.