Tag: Electoral reform

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The verdict is in on the integrity of the 2020 election, and it’s not pretty. According to a Rasmussen poll from early December, nearly half of Americans believe the 2020 presidential election involved widespread vote fraud (at least in battleground states), including stolen voters and/or destroyed pro-Trump votes. That’s despite 57% of Americans generally believing that mail-in […]

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Richard Epstein considers the arguments for and against the Electoral College, describes how the process of choosing a president has changed over the years, and provides prescriptions for electoral reform.

Electoral Reform?

 

The American Interest has an article out on “depolarizing” America through electoral reform:

There is a simple and feasible electoral reform that stands a good chance of emboldening moderates and facilitating their electoral success: Ranked Choice Voting (otherwise known as the Instant Run-off or the Alternative Vote). Under Ranked Choice Voting (RCV), voters rank all the candidates, or some number of them, in order of preference. If no candidate obtains a majority of first-place votes, the candidate with the lowest number of first-place votes is eliminated, and his or her second-place votes are redistributed to the other candidates. The process of elimination and redistribution of lower-preference votes then continues until a candidate gains a majority or wins a final two-candidate face-off.