Duluth News Tribune: Ranked voting not difficult, a good idea

Published on April 8, 2021

Joel T.M. Bamford in The Duluth News Tribune:

I am encouraged by the movement for ranked-choice voting, both here in Minnesota and nationwide. Ranked-choice voting is a common-sense improvement to the way we vote. It is simply a better way for voters to choose elected leaders.

I believe many of us prefer the opportunity to vote for our favorite candidate, even if the candidate is from a third party, without wasting our vote. The current two-party system creates the opportunity for a spoiler candidate to shift the balance of two main-party choices.

A change will take education. Yet, ranking candidates in order of preference is not difficult. So let’s get on with it. Ranked-choice voting is a good idea.

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