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Video: How instant runoff voting works with multiple winners

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When you apply instant runoff voting to an election with multiple winners, things get complicated. 

Voters still rank their top choices, but figuring out the winners requires long division. 

Minneapolis elections officials will have to use math like this to figure out who will sit on its Park Board and the Board of Estimate and Taxation.

The vote counting, which must be done by hand, is expected to take weeks.