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RCV in Nevada Democratic caucus early voting contributes to high turnout

Adam Ginsburg

With over 70,000 early votes cast, the 2020 Nevada caucus looks set to dwarf 2016 (84,000 participants) and even 2008 (118,000 participants) in size—a major win for democracy. This is, in part, because of the use of RCV in early voting.

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For better polling, ask respondents for more than just one choice

Author Deb Otis

With a still-crowded field in the Democratic presidential nominating contest, the most informative polls are those which ask respondents for more than just their first choice. 

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Writers at Conservative- and Liberal-Leaning Publications Support RCV

Jeremy Seitz-brown

In “Making Sense of the Iowa Debacle,” Michael Brendan Dougherty writes for the conservative-leaning National Review that instant-runoff voting (also known as ranked choice voting) emerged from the Iowa caucuses as a process-winner.

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