Laura Ebke Over the last few years, state legislatures have seen a significant increase in proposals to change how states vote. Quite apart from voter eligibility, or the period during which they can vote, these proposals have suggested fundamental changes in how the ballot looks. Maine and Alaska are using rank-choice voting in their statewide … Continue reading Why are states increasingly moving to open primary elections?
... “Get ready for the circus,” one staffer predicted. “Are you here for the show?” another asked. "The circus, of course, was the multiple rounds of voting in which Members of Congress attempted to elect the next Speaker of the House of Representatives, the first time such a vote needed multiple rounds in one hundred years. … Continue reading A NEW CONGRESS, A NEW CASE FOR RANKED CHOICE VOTING
Hannah Michelle Bussa | April 20, 2021 After Omaha’s primary on April 6, discussions about rank choice voting were brought to the forefront. Specifically in the mayoral race, rank choice voting could have changed the results of the election. Rank choice voting has been discussed in Nebraska, but after Omaha’s primary election, conversation about it … Continue reading After Omaha’s primary election results, is rank choice voting the path forward?
Coalition building and appealing to voters from both parties are imperative to winning – and governing from the middle for the betterment of all people, regardless of their party affiliation. As such, Nebraska should follow Maine’s lead – once again – when it comes to a revolutionary way to make the results of elections better for, and more responsive to, its entire electorate.
"When we have an opportunity to improve our democracy, we should take that opportunity. Last week, I introduced a bill to improve our government and representatives in the form of ranked-choice Voting."
“We want better choices. We want better candidates, better ideas,” - Cindy Maxwell-Ostdiek
The problem is that we’ve trained ourselves to be RIGHT. To have “our candidate” and not be open (or pushed) to even consider that there might be an alternative.
Alaska may have shown a way to make our political system reward rather than punish moderation, open the system to new voices and encourage civility. Mike Condray and Jeremy Mayer | January 18, 2021 Who would have thought that the best answer to America’s toxic polarization, the biggest problem in our political system, would come … Continue reading Alaska is a new model for ending toxic political partisanship in America
Alaska’s new voting system makes it hard for Republicans to punish her Maine is currently the only state to use ranked-choice voting statewide. Here's a look at how ranked-choice voting works. (The Washington Post) By Lee Drutman | January 9, 2021 On Friday, Sen. Lisa Murkowksi (R-Alaska) became the first Republican senator to call on … Continue reading There’s a reason why Lisa Murkowski can threaten to leave the Republicans
In a large, diverse field of candidates, ranked-choice ballots would guarantee democratic majority rule.