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  • New York City to adopt ranked-choice voting

    11/05/2019 8:37:19 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 05 2019 | Tal Axelrod
    New York City on Tuesday became the latest and largest city in the nation to adopt ranked-choice voting, which allows voters to rank their top five candidates based on preference. New Yorkers overwhelmingly approved Ballot Question 1 by a roughly 73 to 17 percent margin, with just over 77 percent of precincts reporting. The ballot’s passage will allow the city’s voters to begin using ranked-choice voting in local primary and special elections starting in 2021. The method allows voters to rank their top five candidates in order of preference rather than picking just one contender. If a candidate wins an...
  • Gov. Mills allows ranked-choice voting in Maine’s presidential elections ME

    09/06/2019 2:19:39 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 33 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | 09.06.19 | SCOTT THISTLESTAFF WRITER
    Gov. Janet Mills said she will allow Maine to become the first state in the country to use ranked-choice voting in presidential elections by letting the legislation to go into effect without her signature. However, by not signing the bill and instead releasing it without a signature, the law will not take effect in time for ranked-choice voting to be used in the presidential primary in March. In her memo to the Legislature released Friday afternoon Mills said she was not signing the bill, in part, because lawmakers had failed to allocate money to cover the additional expense and she...
  • Rank choice?

    01/29/2019 5:26:05 PM PST · by originalbuckeye · 22 replies
    Vanity | 1/29/19 | Originalbuckeye
    Just watching Dr Jill Stein on Tucker and she was commenting on Starbucks’ Shultz announcing a Presidential run. She said ‘we are no longer constrained by the two party system, you just have to pass ‘Rank Choice’. Maine has passed Rank Choice and it cost the Republicans a House seat. The Republican had the most votes, but those who voted for the 3rd party candidate could say who they wanted if the 3rd party candidate didn’t win. And of course, their second choice was the Dem. So, with those ‘second choice’ votes added in, the Dem was awarded the win.