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Nirvana bassist Novoselic headlines Ranked Choice Voting group fundraiser

FairVote Minnesota advocates for ranked choice voting in the state.

FairVote Minnesota, which advocates for ranked choice voting in the state, holds a fundraiser Thursday headlined by Krist Novoselic, the bass player in the rock band Nirvana, who now works for democracy reforms.

Novoselic is chair of the national FairVote organization.

The event is Thursday, from 6 to 8 p.m, at the Traffic Zone for Visual Arts, 250 Third Ave. N., Mpls. Tickets are $25.

Minneapolis and St. Paul already use ranked choice voting for municipal elections. The system has voters rank candidates according to preference. If there isn’t a majority of votes for the first choice, the least popular candidate is eliminated and that person’s second choice votes are redistributed. The process continues until a candidate has a majority.

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Organizers say Novoselic also plans to appear at the State Fair, where Fair Vote Minnesota has tables at all three political party booths.