What’s Happening in Democracy Today (10-12-17 Edition)

Posted by Myeisha Boyd on October 12, 2017

Ranked-choice voting: A better way or chaos? The Ellsworth American by: Steve Fuller

Steve Fuller writes about ranked choice voting being a better way of voting for some and could be chaotic and difficult to understand for others because they’re not sure how it would work.

Despite Setbacks, the Democracy Movement is Gaining Power, Yes Magazine by: David Korten

Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want was a book released on September 26, 2017, documenting out systemic dysfunction that follows our democratic system. References ranked choice voting.

Political news roundup — Ranked-Choice Voting? Collins for Governor? Ann LePage for Senate?! The Free Press by: Andy O’Brien

On October 16, The Legislature’s Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee will hold a public hearing on a measure to fix a Constitutional conflict in state’s ranked choice voting law, passed in November by the citizens.

Editorial: All these mayoral candidates, all this quiet, Pioneer Press Editorials

The city of St. Paul will be electing a mayor to an open seat for the first time in 12 years. Voters will have the opportunity to rank candidates in order of preference.

 

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