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Douglas Schoen: America’s primary system needs reform

Apr 27, 2023

Douglas Schoen recommends Ranked Choice Voting in op-ed

Map of California cities using RCV

"Ranked choice voting – which some states and localities have already adopted – would be a starting point. This is a more democratic and representative system because it allows voters to rank candidates in an election, rather than select only one, thereby ensuring that no candidate is able to win their party’s nomination without being ranked by a majority of voters.

This system incentivizes consensus-building, discourages negative campaigns, and forces candidates to campaign by appealing to the broadest majority of voters, not just their base."

Read the full op-ed at

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