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    Help Stop Ranked-choice Voting: Threat to Election Integrity



    Stop Ranked-choice Voting: Threat to Election Integrity

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    The Left is attempting to implement ranked-choice voting (RCV), also called instant runoff voting (IRV), in each state. RCV threatens election integrity and undermines the electorate’s ability to choose the best candidate in elections.

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    The Left is attempting to implement ranked-choice voting (RCV), also called instant runoff voting (IRV), in each state. RCV threatens election integrity and undermines the electorate’s ability to choose the best candidate in elections.

    The May 10, 2021 issue of The New American magazine explains how ranked-choice voting works and why it is a bad idea:

    [It] is a complicated system that requires voters to assign a rank to each candidate on the ballot, regardless of whether they support that candidate. If no candidate is ranked first by a majority of voters, the lowest-performing candidate is eliminated. Voters who gave their highest ranking to the eliminated candidate then have their second choice counted instead. This process repeats until one candidate receives a majority.

    As implied above, ranked-choice voting can lead to candidates with little genuine support winning elections. The system confuses voters, distracts from policy issues, and forces voters to vote for candidates they otherwise would not support. In the United States, ranked-choice voting was enacted in Maine in 2016 and Alaska in 2020. These efforts, primarily backed by liberals, led to Republican U.S. Representative from Maine Bruce Poliquin losing to Democrat Jared Golden in 2018 despite winning a plurality in the first round. Meanwhile, some political analysts believe that Alaska’s new system, which also eliminates party primaries, will enable liberal Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski’s reelection in 2022 despite her unpopularity among Republicans.

    With any voting system, the more complicated it is, the greater the risk of manipulation strategies or fraud. Additionally, RCV would make hand counts much more difficult, creating an excuse for computerized vote counting. By contrast, genuine election integrity must involve hand-counted paper ballots.

    Ranked-choice voting is already being implemented across the country.
    As mentioned above, Maine and Alaska have already implemented it statewide. Meanwhile, Nevada will hold a referendum on the issue in November, and there have been attempts in multiple other states, including North Dakota, Massachusetts, and Missouri.

    Meanwhile, dozens of cities nationwide — including New York City, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, and Minneapolis — have implemented RCV, and multiple states have enacted legislation allowing RCV to be used on the local level.
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    [...] the electorate’s ability to choose the best candidate in elections.
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    Runoff elections are the best. You basically get to vote two separate times.
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    What a train wreck.
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    Ranked-Choice Voting Is Bad for Everyone

    It appeals to progressives because it allows them to vote twice—once for show and once for real.


    Wall Street Journal
    July 7, 2021

    When it comes to counting votes, America’s political parties want to keep or gain their own advantage. The public interest, however, demands a nonpartisan method. No neutral method has yet been devised that merely elicits the people’s will without twisting it one way or another. Ranked-choice voting is an attempt that has its own twist and will make elections worse for both parties.

    The idea isn’t new but it has gained favor, mostly from the left. It can be dismissed as too complicated and, coming as it does from professors, too demanding for most voters outside New York City. But I would like to present three deeper faults in it that concern how voters think, for ranked-choice voting is intended to make them think in a certain way.
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    http://www.ruthfullyyours.com/2021/0...vey-mansfield/
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    Deck chairs, meet Titanic. Titanic, deck chairs:

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    Project Veritas Confronts Murkowski on Her Secret Support For Ranked Choice Voting (VIDEO)
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/202...-voting-video/
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