IRV would have allowed me to vote for Nader and Gore. I would have voted Nader in my #1 slot. If he didn't get enough votes to make a runoff, my vote would go to my #2 guy, Gore. And if Gore didn't get enough votes, then my #3 candidate would receive my vote. Republicans are scared of this system because it would allow the center-left coalition that is the natural majority in this country to rule, instead of having freakish election results where denying the right to vote to about ten ten thousand center-left voters in Florida puts a right-wing, AWOL, coke-head, oil-coated redneck into power.