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      It’s about preservation of power.

      In any solid red or blue location, the party in control will promote any narrative to discredit RCV because it could only weaken their influence in the area.

      For example, most people who are progressives vote blue only because the alternative is far worse. But if a heavily blue state were to pass RCV, it might mean gasp that Democrats lose seats to a more progressive party.

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        WORST nightmare of liberal fortresses with a significant percentage of alienated progressives such as Detroit, Portland, Austin and all of California!

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      We should explain it to voters as “create a buzzfeed listicle of your favourite politicians”

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      Ballot design.

      Some RCV ballot designs are better than others. For example:

      Also, as an experience designer who has had the pleasure of sitting in many many user tests, never under estimate how dumb people are. Some people are going to be confused by the new thing because it’s new. Good news is that this goes away after an election or two and most of the public gets used to it.

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      Yup, just gotta build up the movement and educate people so they can pressure the politicians.

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    And yet here in Alaska there’s a concerted effort to eliminate Ranked Choice Voting, I can only assume by people who are upset at the establishment losing some of it’s grip.

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    RCV: It’s voting, but you get to be more judgemental.

    There. Marketing for a sizeable portion of the electorate to get on board with it.

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    Ngl, I struggle with how the votes are tallied and have to think about it for way longer than I should to understand it.

    I’m embarrassed to admit that.

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      If you dive into the theory at all about how ranked choice systems are gamed I think everyone is doomed for a headache.

      Don’t feel bad, it’s infinitely better than what we have broadly, but it demands a lot more of the average voter if you’re not voting a party ticket. If you’re struggling you’re doing it right.

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      well… doesn’t matter, ranked choice hit the threshold. ;-)

      ranked choice voting will help save whats left of american democracy.

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      Across Virginia and nationwide, voters say they like RCV and want to expand it.

      Not the clearest, but it’s in there.

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      In a strange quirk, it was actually every city in the U.S. named Arlington at the same time.

      Disclaimer: I am lying.