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At a time we need it more than ever, Ranked Choice Voting is our best next step toward a stronger democracy. And with HF 89 and SF 218 under consideration, we are knocking at progress’ door.
That cynical political operatives in Minnesota this year began gaming the Spoiler Effect, recruiting minor party candidates to draw votes away from their opponents so their favored candidates could win with majority support, is stark evidence that immediate action is imperative.
Ranked Choice Voting is the solution we need. It discourages negative campaigning, gives voters more options on their ballots, breaks down polarization, and leads to the election of unifying, coalition-building leaders. It also neutralizes the democracy-degrading tactic of Spoiler Effect manipulation; RCV elections are won by those whose ideas and vision best represent all voters.
Rank Your Vote is a project of FairVote Minnesota, a nonprofit, nonpartisan election reform organization that engages hundreds of volunteers and thousands of supporters. Together, we work for a stronger democracy through public education and advocacy for Ranked Choice Voting, a system proven to be more inclusive, democratic, and representative than our current plurality electoral system. We educate and support candidates, elected officials, cities and voters in preparation for RCV elections.