It’s time we bring our presidential primary process into the 21st Century by adopting ranked choice voting.
By | October 2, 2020
Picking our president every four years is perhaps the most important decision Americans make. Yet the process both major political parties use for nominating our candidates is arcane, outdated and in need of improvement. Trust us, we’ve been part of it.
While many might assume whoever wins a majority of votes in primary elections will win their party’s nomination, the reality is not so simple. Instead, many voters are disenfranchised by the hurdles of in-person caucuses, millions are admonished against “wasting” their votes, and delegates are awarded to candidates in a way that does not accurately reflect voter preferences.
It’s time we bring our presidential primary process into the 21st Century by adopting ranked choice voting. This promising non-partisan electoral reform would give voters more voice, choice and power in the primary process.