Is RCV better than the current 2-party plurality election system?
Unlike traditional multi-member elections, where the majority voters often dominate all the seats, ranked choice voting allows a diversity of winners, assuring both majority rule and fair minority representation
In traditional multi-member elections, each voter voted for as many candidates as there were seats to be filled. But such winner-take-all elections violate fair representation principles and legal requirements of the federal Voting Rights Act. A majority of like-minded voters could elect all the members to an elected body or within a district, leaving any voting minority entirely unrepresented.
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