A lawsuit in Minneapolis is testing the city's plan to change the way it elects local officials. If instant runoff voting is upheld in Minneapolis, it could set a precedent for the rest of the state. The city's voters overwhelmingly approved instant runoff voting in 2006, but opponents have gone to court claiming it is unconstitutional.
The IRV opponents and supporters were in court today, and Minnesota Public Radio's Tim Nelson was there. He joined Tom Crann to explain IRV and what happened in court today.