Eliminate the “Spoiler” and “Wasted Vote” Barriers to Genuine Voter Choice

Ranked-choice voting has been enacted by Maine and several other jurisdictions and is developing momentum across the country.  By giving the voters the opportunity to rank all candidates for an elected office rather than voting for just one, the person elected will represent a majority of voters and not a plurality.  This structure will incent candidates to consider the views of all voters and not merely those of the party’s base and will encourage voters to support the candidate they deem the “best” rather than the “lesser of two evils.”