“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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Ahead of this year’s municipal elections, New York City is choosing a new design for its "I Voted" stickers. This year, voters will use ranked choice voting to indicate their favorite sticker choices. 10 designs have been selected as finalists, and voters will be able to rank up to three choices in an online poll.Read More
On May 1st, Republican Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen announced her retirement. Rep. Ros-Lehtinen is one of only a few remaining cross-over representatives: she represents the most partisan Democratic district represented by a Republican.Read More
From April 10th-12th, the University of California, Berkeley elected its student government using ranked choice voting.Read More