The government shut down because our winner-take-all system elected a polarized Congress with no incentive to compromise. To end the cycle of government-by-crisis and elect a more representative Congress, we need ranked choice voting in multi-seat districts.
FairVote resources on the shutdown and the ranked choice voting solution:
In a Washington Post op-ed, Rob Richie and Devin McCarthy lay out the case for ranked choice voting
- Richie and McCarthy explain how winner-take-all elections caused the government shutdown in the Huffington Post
- Andrew Douglas writes on the disappearance of moderates from the House of Representatives
- FairVote's infographics on the roots of congressional gridlock and the fair voting solution
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