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Ranked choice voting could be on the Massachusetts ballot in 2020

By NIK DECOSTA-KLIPA  |  August 1, 2019 – Could Massachusetts follow in Maine’s footsteps next year? Supporters of ranked choice voting are beginning the push for a 2020 ballot question proposing the...
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Laboratories of Democracy: San Francisco voters rank their candidates. It’s made politics a little less nasty.

By LEE DRUTMAN  |  July 31, 2019 – In place since: 2002 The problem: In March 2002, San Franciscans were ready for some new voting rules. The city had long used...
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Ranked choice pitched as inclusive election reform

By KATELYN BUDION  |  July 20, 2019 – Ranked choice voting would allow voters to rank multiple candidates in order of preference. If no candidate gets a majority of the...
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Elizabeth Warren sounds very open to ranked choice voting

By NIK DECOSTA-KLIPA  |  June 11, 2019 – Elizabeth Warren says she’s coming around on the idea of ranked choice voting. “This is one of those things I had thought, ‘Nah,...
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Making the case for ranked-choice voting

By GLENN C. ALTSCHULER  |  April 17, 2019 – After all the ballots were counted in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District in 2018, Democrat Jared Golden, a 36-year-old Marine Corps veteran, trailed Bruce...
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What Is Ranked-Choice Voting? It May Benefit Diverse Candidates

By HANNAH GOLDEN  |  July 11, 2018 – On Wednesday, July 11, London Breed was sworn in as mayor of San Francisco, making history as the first black woman to...