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Whether you are a socialist who believes in a clean break, a dirty break, or no break from the Democratic Party, ranked choice voting for proportional representation should be a top priority. Single-member plurality (SMP) voting drives progressives to vote for centrist Democrats to stop Republican extremists. With ranked choice voting, progressives can vote for the candidates they really support without the fear of “spoiling” the election and enabling rightwing Republicans to win with pluralities.

Ranked choice voting (RCV) eliminates the spoiler problem in elections for executive offices. It ensures that the most preferred candidate wins instead of a plurality winner who may be opposed by most voters. Multi-seat RCV eliminates the winner-take-all problem in elections for legislative bodies. It ensures proportional representation of all political viewpoints. The left gets its fair share of representation that is proportional to its vote.

Multi-Member Districts and Proportional Representation

Most jurisdictions adopting RCV in recent years have retained the single-member-district, winner-take-all system for electing legislators as well as executive officers. This is a problem, since single-member-district elections tend to produce governments dominated by two major parties, whether plurality or ranked-choice voting is used. The left needs to engage the growing RCV movement to insist that multi-seat RCV for proportional representation is not forgotten and suppressed, but becomes the central goal of the movement. Eliminating the spoiler problem with single-seat RCV for executive office elections is good. But eliminating the winner-take-all problem with multi-seat proportional RCV in legislatures is the game changer for the left.

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Green Socialist Organizing Project Policy Paper: RCV

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Voting Rights Should Include the Right to Vote for Who You Want

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One of our key organizing issues has been Ranked Choice Voting and Howie has been working closely with Rank the Vote in New York, which is a national Ranked Choice Voting campaign.

November Ranked Choice Voting Statewide Meetings, Hosted by Rank the Vote Affiliates.

Date Time State Link
11/3/21 8:00 PM ET Missouri Click Here
11/6/21 9:00 AM ET New Hampshire Click Here
11/6/21 1:00 PM ET Illinois Click Here
11/8/21 6:30 PM ET North Carolina Click Here
11/10/21 10:00 PM ET California Click Here
11/14/21 6:30 PM ET New Jersey Click Here
11/17/21 9:30 PM ET Arizona Click Here
11/18/21 7:00 PM ET Georgia Click Here
11/18/21 7:00 PM ET South Carolina Click Here
11/18/21 9:00 PM ET Iowa Click Here
11/22/21 7:00 PM ET Ohio Click Here
11/22/21 8:00 PM ET Oklahoma Click Here
11/29/21 7:00 PM ET Delaware Click Here 

December Ranked Choice Voting Statewide Meetings, Hosted by Rank the Vote Affiliates.

Date Time State Link
12/1/21 8:00 PM ET Illinois Click Here
12/6/21 7:00 PM ET Pennsylvania Click Here
12/7/21 8:00 PM ET Texas Click Here
12/8/21 10:00 PM ET California Click Here
12/12/21 6:30 PM ET New Jersey Click Here

 

August Ranked Choice Voting Statewide Meetings, Hosted by Rank the Vote Affiliates

Illinois

8/4/21

8:00 PM ET

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Kentucky

8/5/21

7:00 PM ET

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New Jersey

8/8/21

6:30 PM ET

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Louisiana

8/8/21

8:30 PM ET

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North Carolina

8/9/21

7:15 PM ET

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Wisconsin

8/18/21

8:00 PM ET

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Arizona

8/18/21

9:30 PM ET

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Georgia

8/19/21

7:00 PM ET

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South Carolina

8/24/21

7:00 PM ET

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November Ranked Choice Voting Statewide Meetings, Hosted by Rank the Vote Affiliates

Missouri

11/3/21

8:00 AM ET

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New Hampshire

11/6/21

9:00 AM ET

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Illinois

11/6/21

1:00 PM ET

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North Carolina

11/8/21

6:30 PM ET

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New Jersey

11/14/21

6:30 PM ET

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Arizona

11/17/21

9:30 PM ET

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Georgia

11/18/21

7:00 PM ET

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South Carolina

11/18/21

7:00 PM ET

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Iowa

11/18/21

9:00 PM ET

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Ohio

11/22/21

7:00 PM ET

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Oklahoma

11/22/21

8:00 PM ET

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Delaware

11/29/21

7:00 PM ET

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December Ranked Choice Voting Statewide Meetings, Hosted by Rank the Vote Affiliates

Illinois

12/1/21

8:00 PM ET

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Pennsylvania

12/6/21

7:00 PM ET

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Texas

12/7/21

8:00 PM ET

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California

12/8/21

10:00 PM ET

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New Jersey

12/12/21

6:30 PM ET

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