A strange and undemocratic voting system is taking hold in the United States

A strange and undemocratic voting system is taking hold in the United States

Election winners They get more votes than their opponents, right? It is not subject to a new system that has been adopted in Maine and Alaska and in many cities, including New York, San Francisco and Minneapolis. ranking acquired Fame when a very blue Democrat won a special election for the House of Representatives from the red-hot state of Alaska.

The system is called ranked-choice voting, and this part of “What’s Away” describes what it is and why, despite what proponents claim, it’s not democratic. For example, a person working in a multi-candidate field could rank third or fourth in the actual vote with the election winning.

It is surprising to realize that under this system we had different results in both the 1992 and 2000 presidential elections.

Voting with the ranked choice is a bad choice.

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