FairVote MN statement on the anniversary of January 6

Published on January 5, 2022

Our worst fears about our democracy were realized a year ago today. The horrific events, and those responsible for them, are a stain on our history and our democracy. 

A year later, the former president and his allies continue to foment the Big Lie about a stolen 2020 election and have redoubled efforts across the country to restrict voting rights and undermine trust in our elections.

On this anniversary, FairVote Minnesota stands in solidarity with our fellow citizens who are standing up for democracy. 

We remain committed to strengthening and reforming our democratic institutions to give voters more choice and more power over their democracy and to ensure that our political leaders are elected by and responsive to the majority of voters. Our plurality electoral system allows candidates to win with a small base of voters, and many leaders take office representing their base and ignoring the demands of the majority of Americans. Extremism and gridlock are the result.

At FairVote Minnesota, we are working  to reform our electoral system to directly address this political polarization and extremism and produce the diverse, inclusive, representative, and responsive political leadership required to lead our country into the future. Ranked Choice Voting is a simple and achievable nonpartisan change that can transform our democracy for the better.

We stand ready and resolved to strengthen our democracy.

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