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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.

READ MORE ABOUT RCV

Escaping the Left’s Electoral Impasse

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Green Socialist Organizing Project Policy Paper: RCV

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7 Pro-Democracy Demands

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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.

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

Date Time State Link
9/2/21 8:00 PM ET Missouri Click Here
9/8/21 8:00 PM ET South Dakota Click Here
9/8/21 9:00 PM ET Idaho Click Here
9/11/21 1:00 PM ET Illinois Click Here
9/12/21 6:30 PM ET New Jersey Click Here
9/12/21 8:30 PM ET Louisiana Click Here
9/14/21 7:oo PM ET Georgia Click Here
9/15/21 8:00 PM ET Wisconsin Click Here
9/15/21 9:30 PM ET Arizona Click Here
9/16/21 9:00 PM ET Iowa Click Here
9/21/21 10:00 PM ET California Click Here
9/23/21 8:00 PM ET Montana Click Here
9/25/21 2:00 PM ET Ohio Click Here
9/25/21 4:00 PM ET Oklahoma Click Here
9/26/21 7:00 PM ET Delaware Click Here
9/27/21 7:00 PM ET North Carolina Click Here
9/28/21 7:00 PM ET South Carolina Click Here

 

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

Date Time State Link
10/5/21 8:00 PM ET Missouri Click Here
10/5/21 8:00 PM ET Texas Click Here
10/6/21 9:00 PM ET Idaho Click Here
10/7/21 8:00 PM ET Illinois Click Here
10/10/21 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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September Ranked Choice Voting Statewide Meetings, Hosted by Rank the Vote Affiliates

Missouri

9/2/21

8:00 PM ET

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South Dakota

9/8/21

8:00 PM ET

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Idaho

9/8/21

9:00 PM ET

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Illinois

9/11/21

1:00 PM ET

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New Jersey

9/12/21

6:30 PM ET

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Louisiana

9/12/21

8:30 PM ET

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Georgia

9/14/21

7:00 PM ET

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Wisonsin

9/15/21

8:00 PM ET

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Arizona

9/15/21

9:30 PM ET

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Iowa

9/16/21

9:00 PM ET

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California

9/21/21

10:00 PM ET

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Montana

9/23/21

8:00 PM ET

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Ohio

9/25/21

2:00 PM ET

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Oklahoma

9/25/21

4:00 PM ET

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Delaware

9/26/21

7:00 PM ET

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North Carolina

9/27/21

7:00 PM ET

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South Carolina

9/28/21

7:00 PM ET

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

Missouri

10/5/21

8:00 PM ET

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Texas

10/5/21

8:00 PM ET

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Idaho

10/6/21

9:00 PM ET

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Illinois

10/7/21

8:00 PM ET

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Illinois

10/10/21

6:30 PM ET

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