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Don’t let Oakland hiccup slow ranked-choice voting momentum

Dec 30, 2022

Programming error shouldn’t sway Bay Area from using system that strengthens principle of majority rule

Map of California cities using RCV

The San Jose Mercury News Editorial Board writes:

"Voters like it because it saves the cost of a primary election while also giving them much greater say in who is elected. Under the current system, a candidate can win with only 20%-30% of the vote, meaning a majority of voters did not choose the winner. Ranked-choice voting diminishes the chances of extremist candidates who appeal to a small slice of voters. It also encourages voters to research every candidate on the ballot.

Those are advantages that every California voter should support."

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