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Ranked choice voting wins tournament to pick most important democracy reform

Ranked choice voting wins tournament to pick most important democracy reform

Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) won the Fulcrum’s Democracy Madness finals. The Fulcrum’s March Madness style tournament called Democracy Madness asked its readers to evaluate 64 proposed democracy reforms and whittle the list down in a series of one-on-one match ups over two months of voting. The reforms spanned a wide range of disciplines, from changes in the legislative process to campaign finance regulations. 

Graphic Credit: Tristiaña Hinton/The Fulcrum 

After winning in the ‘voting region’ of the tournament, RCV joined the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC), repealing the Citizens United decision, and mandatory use of paper ballots in the Final Four. RCV bested the NPVIC in the final round with 56 percent of the vote. 

RCV’s victory demonstrates that Americans recognize how critical RCV is in making elections fairer for candidates and voters. RCV isn’t the only important voting reform out there - and we’re thrilled to have been considered alongside these other reforms - but its win indicates the urgency of this reform today. 10 million Americans live in jurisdictions that use or will soon implement RCV, and there’s appetite for this reform elsewhere. 

If you’d like to take action in support of ranked choice voting, learn more about the Ranked Choice Voting Act here

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