Fargo approved Approval by a 63% margin. Something people don’t mention often is that Fargo had tasked a committee with looking into alternative voting methods after a couple of elections where there were 5+ candidates and people were winning with 20%-30% of the vote. That committee didn’t get AV on the ballot, Reform Fargo did, but their efforts definitely also contributed. Also, I believe Fargo may be one of the only big towns that elects all city legislators at-large, which further stoked concerns of lack of voter representation geographically.
Considering all this, shouldn’t we be much more cautious in interpreting the margin of victory for Approval in Fargo, and what it means for AV’s chances elsewhere?