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Santa Clara County considering ranked-choice voting

Jun 5, 2024

Santa Clara County is considering a fundamental change to voting, which is moving to a ranked-choice voting model.

Map of California cities using RCV

"South Bay congressman Ro Khanna said he is for it.

“Sometimes having the person who can build the most consensus is important and ranked choice voting just makes that easier. So, now you can’t just talk to the far right or the far left. You’ve got to talk to everyone,” he said.

Santa Clara County plans to take up the issue this summer, while Khanna said he hopes the Voter Choice Act can be addressed before the November election.

Overall, ranked choice voting has been picking up momentum and is now used in 50 cities and counties in 14 states."

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