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How well did ranked-choice voting work in the 2022 Oakland mayor’s race?

Dec 1, 2022

Loren Taylor shaded the system after his loss. Oaklandside asked Sean Dugar, Cal RCV consultant and Oakland-based national elections expert, to weigh in.

Map of California cities using RCV

"An example is that prior to ranked-choice voting, Oakland had never elected a woman as mayor. Since we’ve had ranked-choice voting [since 2010] we’ve elected nothing but women as mayors.

We see more Black officials elected through ranked choice voting than we have at any other point in our history, which is remarkable considering our Black population is dwindling."

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