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New York City Voters Just Adopted Ranked-Choice Voting in Elections. Here's How It Works
TIME via Yahoo! News ^ | November 6, 2019 | by Anna Purna Kambhampaty

Posted on 11/07/2019 9:07:55 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

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The slow death of a once great Republic.
1 posted on 11/07/2019 9:07:55 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So if your election looks like this:

Republican: 49%
Democrat: 46%
Green Party: 3%
Socialist Workers Party: 1%

In today’s paradigm the Republican would win.

In ranked choice the Green Party and SWP voters would have selected the Democrats as their second choice. Hence all of those votes would swing to the Dem, giving him the win.

THAT is why they freakin’ love this system.


2 posted on 11/07/2019 9:10:44 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog (Patrick Henry would have been an anti-vaxxer)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If Kentucky did this Matt Bevin would be governor rn and if the US did this Bill would have lost to HW


3 posted on 11/07/2019 9:11:05 AM PST by socalgop
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It’s another “reform” that will move politics further and further Left just like top two in California that was sold to voters as a way to moderate the candidates from each party. All it did was eliminate the Republican choice.


4 posted on 11/07/2019 9:12:53 AM PST by newzjunkey (Vote Giant Meteor in 2020)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This will kill democracy.


5 posted on 11/07/2019 9:13:32 AM PST by kaehurowing
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To: Buckeye McFrog

We have a winner!!


6 posted on 11/07/2019 9:13:40 AM PST by newzjunkey (Vote Giant Meteor in 2020)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What happens when “None of the Above”. wins?


7 posted on 11/07/2019 9:14:11 AM PST by Don Corleone (The truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Even here on FR, there are a lot of people who don’t have a problem with this.

Without even knowing how it worked, I was against it because the Rats were for it.

Then, I was on vacation in Maine during election season, and I saw how this swung the election to a jackass rat.

Not only jackass rat, but one masquerading as a conservative in his commercials, touting his military service, showing hime shooting at a range, only to find out later he is a gun grabber.

No. This is another Leftist tool.


8 posted on 11/07/2019 9:17:57 AM PST by rlmorel (Finding middle ground with tyranny or evil makes you either a tyrant or evil. Often both.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
One way to counter this is to vote for your top choice and then list the worst, unelectable candidates as 2, 3, 4, 5, etc.

This will dilute the pool of second-tier candidates.

9 posted on 11/07/2019 9:18:26 AM PST by yesthatjallen
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To: newzjunkey

Only if a majority of the people who show up to vote really prefer the democrat to the republican.

If someone shows up to vote 3rd party because they hate the democrat, they probably won’t choose anybody as a “2nd choice”.

meanwhile, republicans can use this just as easily as democrats, just make sure you get good libertarian and constitution-party candidates, who then could tell their supporters to be sure to pick the republican as the 2nd or 3rd choice.

As a change, it is different, but probably the least offensive way to update the election process.

THe reason they think this will reduce negative attacks is because you will not want to turn the other candidates supporters against you.


10 posted on 11/07/2019 9:18:44 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: newzjunkey

True. For example, when Kamala Harris ran for Senator, her opponent was another Democrat.


11 posted on 11/07/2019 9:19:00 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Pick a Democrat, any Democrat


12 posted on 11/07/2019 9:20:35 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Recall that unqualified Hillary Clinton sat on the board of Wal-Mart when Bill Clinton was governor)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Libertarians boast of laughing at conservative tears when Democrats win


13 posted on 11/07/2019 9:22:07 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Recall that unqualified Hillary Clinton sat on the board of Wal-Mart when Bill Clinton was governor)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

really, all this does is streamline the process and eliminate the need for a runoff


14 posted on 11/07/2019 9:23:21 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This is a terrible system. Why bother to vote at all?


15 posted on 11/07/2019 9:24:36 AM PST by livius
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This is preposterous. It means EXACTLY that those who vote for bad candidates get an automatic re-vote, effectively voiding one-person/one-vote.


16 posted on 11/07/2019 9:25:55 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze (When your business model depends on slave labor, you're always going to need more slaves.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Here in California we don’t have ranked choice, but it does wind up that way in one sense.

When you have Republicans running against Democrats, the two who receive the most votes, are on the general election ballot.

So while there was a Republican primary winner, that winner may not be on the ballot, if the top two democrats receive more votes.

When it comes to voting for US Senator for instance, there is no Republican on the general election ballot anymore.

It really is a one party state.


17 posted on 11/07/2019 9:26:35 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Pledge: "...and to the Democracy for which it stands..." I give up. Use the democRat meme...)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

>>>True. For example, when Kamala Harris ran for Senator, her opponent was another Democrat<<<

Yep, the first and only time I ever Voted for a Democrat, choosing the Dumb one over the Evil one.


18 posted on 11/07/2019 9:26:51 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (Democracy, two Wolves and one Sheep deciding what's for Dinner.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Is this even Constitutional??


19 posted on 11/07/2019 9:27:10 AM PST by gimme1ibertee (Yeah, let's GO THERE. I'm ready...)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Ranked-choice voting is a two-edged sword. In your example, the Democrat would win. But if it were in effect back in 1992, Bush 1 would have beaten Bill Clinton. And then whole Clinton family would have been soon forgotten.

I’m in favor of run-off elections for executive positions. This ranked-choice voting seems like the next best thing.


20 posted on 11/07/2019 9:27:25 AM PST by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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