Libertarian Party candidate for Colorado Governor Jaime Brown endorsed approval voting as a plank in his 2010 campaign platform. It also was endorsed by Republican Party candidate for Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler (as a plank in his 2010 campaign – note the SoS is in charge of elections) and he won the seat:
Local choice: Just as states can develop voting systems that fit their specific needs, local home rule entities should also have substantial leeway in voting systems. To that end, the state legislature should allow home rule municipalities and counties to develop voting methods that meet their needs, including approval voting and range voting.
– quoted from Gessler's campaign web page http://www.scottgessler.com/issues.htm.
[Gessler] would support local experimentation with what is called "approval voting," which allows voters to choose more than one candidate in a race. The idea is favored by Libertarians and other minor parties who often siphon votes from Republicans and Democrats. "That sounds crazy, doesn't it? But it actually works," Gessler said.
– 'Secretary of state hopeful touts free speech' by Peter Jones, Highlands Ranch Herald News 2010-05-14.
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