Now that more conventions and general elections are involved, it’s worth pausing to ask if our nom nomination process really reflects the will of the electorate and fully enthites the power for all voices in our Republic. It’s a state. party seats from opposite parties, we see the incredible promise of adopting ranked voting options to protect against wasteful votes, ensuring convention delegates reflect the will of the people, and upgrading our outdated Caucus system, as a new report from Unite America Academy Details.
Vicki, the head of the Kansas Democrats, oversees the use of voting ratings options in her state for this year’s presidential primary. Kansas is one of five states–Wyoming, Alaska, Hawaii, and Nevada have been others–that use the system, and in all of them it is a success. Turnout has been up in all five states, voters enjoyed the experience, and the anti-vote mitigation process on candidates withdrew.
Stan, a former Utah Republican party chairman, helped ensure the implementation of the system for party Nomination contests for state and federal offices. In crowded races for governor’s and congressional offices, many candidates don’t have anywhere near 50% of the vote in the first round of ballot counting that ends with majority support. In a poll of 1,100 delegates of the state GOP, 72% said they preferred fast flow to multiple rounds of voting.
The application of voting ratings eliminates vote waste for candidates with…