Ranked choice voting has drawn support as a sensible solution to problems with our elections, with backers including leading newspapers, political leaders, electoral reform commissions and organizations. Here is a sample of that support that focuses in particular on the single-winner form of ranked choice voting — also known as “instant runoff voting.” (We invite you to add your own name, and we'll create a new page soon to feature people from around the USA.)
In 2020 (unless otherwise noted), the scholars listed below endorsed the following statement in support of expanded use of the single-winner, "instant runoff" form of ranked choice voting as adopted in Maine in 2016: “I support greater use of ranked choice voting for federal, state, and local elections in the United States.”
Professor of neuroscience at Princeton UniversityPrinceton University
Political scientist, and Charles F. Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values in the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
American economist and professor at the University of Chicago
Professor at Harvard University and Director of Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics
American economist, Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University, and best-selling author.
American political scientist, political economist, writer and senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.
Massachusettes U.S. Senator
Former Arizona U.S. Senator
Former U.S. President
Former Democratic Presidential Candidate, American entrepreneur, politician, political commentator, philanthropist and author.
Former Libertarian Presidential Candidate, political activist and academic
Former Governor of Utah