“Partisans’ chief interest is in proving that the other party is despicable — in ramping up fear, hatred and the negative polarization that is the central feature of contemporary American politics…
The good news is that we don’t have to live with this system. There’s nothing in the Constitution that says there have to be only two parties. There’s nothing in the Constitution about parties at all. There’s not even anything in the Constitution mandating that each congressional district have only one member and be represented by one party. We could have a much fairer and better system with the passage of a law.
The way to do that is through multimember districts and ranked-choice voting.”
— David Brooks in “One Reform to Save America”
New York Times
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In a CNN op-ed, FairVote Senior Fellow David Daley and law professor Joshua A. Douglas call on the DNC to follow the lead of RCV-adopting state Democratic parties in Hawaii, Alaska, Kansas, Iowa, and Nevada in using ranked choice voting to give voters the ultimate say in choosing a presidential candidate.Read More
The Kansas Democratic Party has announced a plan to abandon its traditional caucus and adopt a ranked choice voting primary, making it the latest state to embrace RCV in some form.Read More
Theresa May resigned as leader of the United Kingdom’s Conservative Party. Erica Frazier explains the process and how RCV would consolidate the Conservative Party leadership's multi-round election process set to begin on June 13.Read More