No Ranked Choice Voting
Ranked Choice Voting effectively disenfranchises voters by causing confusion when casting ballots, and doesn’t facilitate proper vetting of candidates’ positions. A separate run-off election where the top remaining candidates can be vetted and offer the electorate a chance to cast an informed ballot is the way to ensure authentic self-government.
Despite D.C. Democratic Party opposition, RCV may still be instituted for the city beginning in the 2026 elections.
“We acknowledge that RCV may be a suitable option for certain jurisdictions, however, when considering the District’s specific circumstances, we have identified significant concerns that prevent us from endorsing this approach,” a statement released by party leaders on Wednesday reads. “[The] fundamental issue we identified is that District wards are not equal in terms of voter turnout. Implementing RCV would not adequately address this disparity and could potentially undermine the democratic principles we strive to uphold.”
Andy Bakker of the Illinois Opportunity Project said the measure has the opposite effect and will limit the opportunity for fair elections.
“At the end of the day, ranked choice voting is a scheme to disconnect elections from issues, and it allows candidates with marginal support to win,” Bakker said. “It obscures true debates and issue-driven dialogues among candidates and eliminates genuine, true, binary choices.”
South Dakota Bans Ranked Choice Voting Which Favors the Left and Idaho Might be Next | The Gateway Pundit
Meanwhile, Idaho Republicans put their state one step closer to banning the confusing system following the state Senate’s passage (28-7) of HB 179 on Tuesday. The measure had previously cleared the House of Representatives (56-12-2) earlier this month and will soon head to Republican Gov. Brad Little’s desk for approval. Little did not respond to The Federalist’s request for comment on whether he intends to sign the bill.
Central to our belief that an undesirable status quo can be changed through civil persuasion and peaceful engagement is confidence in the integrity of the election system. Unfortunately, according to another Gallup poll, such confidence (again, especially among Republicans), has dropped significantly. Considering the dire potential consequences of this trend, our leaders should be doing everything possible to restore widespread confidence in the transparency, fairness, and integrity of our election systems.
“Ranked-choice voting is a scam to rig elections,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) tweeted after results from Alaska’s special election showing Peltola won Wednesday. “60% of Alaska voters voted for a Republican, but thanks to a convoluted process and ballot exhaustion—which disenfranchises voters—a Democrat ‘won.’”
The good news is that the American people are waking up to the reality of widespread voter fraud and election irregularities, but the bad news is that organizations are already working to quietly implement a new vote counting system that will lead to more ‘uni-party’ moderates winning elections.
Liberal continue to advance Ranked Choice Voting:
“Andrew Yang, a popular 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, will be back in South Carolina later this month, joining 11 organizations that support overhauling the U.S. electoral process by moving to ranked-choice voting.
Yang will rally at the Statehouse steps in Columbia on Jan. 23 to support a system that allows voters to rank their first, second and third choice of candidates in elections.
Currently in some South Carolina jurisdictions, in a race with three or more candidates the winner must get 50 percent of the vote plus one to advance.
Currently, Georgia is one of only two states that requires runoffs for both primary and general elections if no candidate receives a majority. A 2021 law shortened the time between the general and the runoff from nine weeks to four. With only a month in which to vote and barely enough time to request, receive, and return a mailed ballot, voters in large counties contended with long lines at the polls. The state also spent millions to conduct the second election, including more than $10 million in the Atlanta metro area alone.
When it comes to counting votes, America’s political parties want to keep or gain their own advantage. The public interest, however, demands a nonpartisan method.